World-Renowned Training Center


Founded in 1988 by the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, the Colorado Center for the Blind is today a world-renowned blindness-skills training center located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Littleton, about 13 miles south of Denver.

Grounded in the National Federation of the Blind’s positive philosophy of blindness, the Colorado Center for the Blind provides innovative teaching, progressive daily challenges and self-confidence that are the building blocks of independence, opportunity and success. Day after day, year after year, blind students leave the Colorado Center for the Blind’s training program infused with the confidence and belief that they can live the lives they want.

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Celebrating founder Diane McGeorge’s 90th birthday!

https://youtu.be/Y66VD1FQfs8 Diane told the crowd that she’s decided 90 isn’t enough, and she plans to make 100 years.Okay, we’ll start planning that party now! Yes, it’s the 90th birthday of our founder, Diane McGeorge. “Don’t ever give up!” That was the advice Diane gave to students and everyone else at a celebration of her 90th birthday yesterday at the Colorado Center for the Blind. And Diane never has. A young blind mother married to a blind man in the early 1950s, she was busy with parenting, PTA, Cub Scouts, and helping out otherwise at her children’s school in Denver while…

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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)
  • Learning Box
  • Study Buddies
  • You won’t want your kids to miss it!

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    Senior Programs

    Senior Programs Video

    Watch this video to see our Summer Senior 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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