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Kneading bread and philosophy together: Support us on #COGivesDay

Tabea kneads dough with both hands

Philosophy bakes no bread. Philosopher Bertrand Russell said that. But a wise man we know once pointed out that no bread is baked without philosophy. Tabea graduated from CCB in 2016 and has gone on to graduate school. She knows that our belief in our blind students is the yeast that leavens the bread of […]

Friday’s Fish Flaying

Two sets of blue gloved hands exploring a shark from either side of the table

Okay, it wasn’t that gruesome! But it was the 11th year that Professor Terry Harrison has led a shark dissection at the Colorado Center for the Blind. The idea was, and still is, to give blind youth a chance to get really hands-on with science. In this case, anatomy. Every year, Professor Harrison arrives about […]

Perez’s Mini-meal & the Mushroom Thief

The kitchens at CCB are just a few steps away from the lobby where Robert mans the front desk and management offices are located. Because our students are constantly cooking up amazing things in the kitchens, the odors filling the lobby area are sometimes maddenly wonderful. That was certainly the case a few weeks ago […]

Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB

Allie Blanca C.G Dan andMike walkingaround the pond at Sterne Park during Birding Class

So this is how Tuesday goes at CCB sometimes. First thing this morning Alie Mays came for our “Birdying by Ear” class. Seven of us reviewed recordings of local bird songs, then walked over to Sterne Park, where we heard mallards, doves, goldfinches and of course Canada geese. Today’s mascot was the belted kingfisher, an […]

Preorder #CCB for Dec. 6’s #COGivesDay, Get Free Shipping!

Colorado Gives Day Logo 2016

Yes – Colorado’s single largest charitable giving day is barely a week away! And you can preorder your charitable gift to CCBfor delivery on December 6! On that Tuesday, the Colorado Center for the Blind will be one of nearly 2000 Colorado nonprofits who will receive contributions.  During the same 24-hour period  last year, more […]

#Thanksgiving Turkeys and Structured Discovery

Three sets of hands work on a Fully Cooked Turkey

Before learning to carve a turkey, a blind person can greatly benefit from learning the bird by touch – how things are connected and how they will come apart. Since our students and Home Management staff started preparations for our own Thanksgiving meal (held a week before the actual holiday) Dishon Spears led students through […]

Thankful for Each Other: Our 2016 #Thanksgiving Together

Steve loading the turkey onto his plate

We were more than ready by noon last Thursday! we’d been waiting for this meal for two weeks, smelling the roasting turkeys and the pies and so much more! Of course, all of our students had a part in preparing it, so they’d been right in the kitchen smelling what we were at last all […]