Month: November 2015

  • Shopping Online? Choose Us on Amazon Smile

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    Make the most of your online shopping this year – buy the wonderful holiday gifts you want, and support the Colorado Center for the Blind. Amazon’s Smile program contributes a small percentage of each eligible purchase to your selected nonprofit, and the Colorado Center for the Blind is on the list. Just go to…


  • Happy 75th Birthday NFB!

    A smiling man and woman stand on each side of a bronze plaque with print and Braille visible. Both hold long white canes.

    The national Federation of the Blind turns 75 today! The NFB was formed in 1940 to bring the collective voice of the blind into being. Blind people in 1940 had little chance to be employed in meaningful jobs or to attend college. Some did, and in a number of states the blind had organized. On…


  • Shark Dissection Day This Friday!

    teacher and student bend over a dog shark

    For most of us, the run up to the Thanksgiving holiday doesn’t conjure thoughts of sharks, but it does here at the Colorado Center for the Blind. That’s because for nearly a decade, Arapahoe Community College’s Biology Professor Terry Harrison has been conducting his shark dissection here with blind kids from around the Denver Metro…


  • Colorado Gives Day on December 8!

    Colorado Gives Day ad for December 8, 2015

    It’s only a month away – Colorado Gives Day 2015, and a great opportunity to support our programs and philosophy at the Colorado Center for the Blind! You know that we don’t just teach blindness skills, as important as they are, but aim for that belief in those blindness skills that lead to confidence and…


  • “Shared Visions” – A Collaboration with ACC’s Dept. of Art & Design

    Six people work their clay on pottery wheels

    For nearly two decades, Colorado artist Ann Cunningham has been teaching art classes at the Colorado Center for the Blind. Initially drawn to us because she was curious about how blind people experience art (such as the stone carvings she produces), she has become one of North America’s leading teachers, advocates and innovators with respect…


  • Zach Turns “I Can’ts” into “Can Dos!”

    Man holding his bell high as he rings it, a woman stands beside him applauding

    Zach’s day was Wednesday, October 28, a day to celebrate what he now “does” after nine months of training at the Center, and the confidence he has as a blind person for the things he will do in the future. The photo of him ringing his Freedom Bell above shows just how ready he was…


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