Your Generosity, Our Gratitude

A sincere thanks to the more than 100 donors, large and small, who in 2023 propelled us to the most successful Colorado Gives Day we’ve ever had!  Your generous support for our programs overwhelms us. Yes, we believe in blind people, and we are so grateful for your belief in us!

Colorado Gives Day Logo 2023

We believe you can do anything as a blind person. So, every day, we encourage and challenge you—and you come to understand your potential as you build the skills and confidence to live the life you want. Because when you believe in yourself and experience a thriving community of positive blind people, nothing can hold you back from pursuing your dreams.

Indeed, The Colorado Center for the Blind is a training center and thriving community of positive blind and low vision people located in Littleton, about a dozen miles south of downtown Denver, and proudly affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind. Founded in 1988, the Colorado Center for the Blind has grown into a world-renowned blindness-skills training center attracting students from across the United States and beyond. Nearly all of our instructors are blind and thus we, too, “walk the walk” every single day…

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Latest News …

Director Recognized by Board for 25 years of Service

On May 16, CCB staff and members of the Board of Directors kicked off this year’s Board Retreat with dinner at the Center. At the dinner, Board Chair Gary Wunder presented a plaque to Executive Director Julie Deden on behalf of the Board recognizing Julie’s 25 years in that role. https://youtu.be/QOxTFZ5WAmk?si=ASreIFZlZTXuBfR5

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Be a Part of Our Positive Philosophy about Blindness!

“I learned I don’t have to stay in my room anymore!” That was Alice’s story after attending our intensive five-day Seniors in Charge program. “(When I lost my vision) I was just going to stay in my room and never leave unless someone came to take me somewhere. Now I’m not going to stay in there anymore!” and in the years since Alice said that, she’s been true to those words. She is still living an active, independent life as a blind senior.

Alice

Senior Programs

“They will help provide me with the confidence and resources I need to successfully get through Middle School, High School, and hopefully College and Medical School,” she says. “I like to talk with people who get it.“

Ty and Chloe ride the Light Rail

Chloe

Youth Programs

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Our Programs

Independence Training Program for Adults

Watch our CCB2020 video, which we put together for our NFB of Colorado convention in October. This section focuses on our ITP students.

Our Independence Training Program (ITP) is designed for blind adults (18 years of age and older).  Typically students complete the program in six to nine months while residing in nearby McGeorge Mountain Terrace apartments, which are owned by the Center.  Participants not only build the skills that they need to be independent, but also focus on gaining confidence and belief in themselves as blind people

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Program Areas

Additional Rotating Classes

  • Art
  • College Prep
  • Career Exploration
  • Gardening
  • Resume Writing
  • Martial Arts
  • Sewing
  • Yoga

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Youth Programs

Youth Programs Video

Watch our CCB2020 video, which we put together for our NFB of Colorado convention in October. This section focuses on our Youth Programs.

Year-round Youth Programs

  • FAST (Fun Activities and Skills Training)
  • You won’t want your kids to miss it!

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    Older Blind Services

    Senior Programs Video

    Watch this video to see our Older Blind Program in Action!

    The Colorado Center for the Blind works to change the experience of older blind and visually impaired persons from frustration to independence. With education and training seniors can and do obtain the skills and confidence necessary to stay in their own homes and continue be contributing members of their communities.

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    Training for Professionals on Blindness

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    Our Professional Training Seminars include information about causes of blindness, alternative techniques used successfully by blind people, an introduction to sleepshades and their use with a white cane or in preparing lunch, and we spend time talking about the myths of blindness as well.

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