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Independence Training Program

Solving the Blindness Puzzle: Trevor’s Tactile Rubik’s Cube #LivetheLifeYouWant

As Trevor explains, he’s been “cubing” for years, figuring out better and faster ways to solve the Rubik’s Cube. Working out how to make the Cube tactile and using all that he’s already learned to solve it nonvisually is just a part of solving the blindness puzzle for Trevor – […]

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Braille Independence Training Program

From Beginner to Braille Master: A Day in One of Jen’s Braille Classes

Oh yes, we’re big on Braille here at CCB, because it is fundamental to literacy for blind people and has high correlations with successful employment of blind adults. Our camera man Mike stopped by one of Jen’s classes recently and collected this video.

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Independence Training Program

February’s Students of the Month

For our second month of recognizing Students of the Month, staff selected Trevor and Jackson. At announcements this morning, Julie Deden talked about Trevor’s willingness to work hard under sleepshades, as well as always being willing to help out. Last month he volunteered to clear a stretch of sidewalk of […]

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General Colorado Center Information Independence Training Program

Announcing our first Students of the Month – January 2017!

And the first-ever winners are Hindley (who graduated on Feb. 16) and Lyne! Hindley was chosen by CCB staff to be recognized for her leadership and her personal drive to learn as much as she could while a student here. She was Student Association for one 3-month term and not […]

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General Colorado Center Information

A Walk Around the Pond: February Birding by Ear

Birding by Ear started up again today with a visit from Ali Mayes of the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Though it was warm, not a great variety of birds are around in February. In the photo above, a number of shots are “montaged” into the image as follows: Clockwise […]

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Independence Training Program

Checking in on Art Class: Peter Slatin Pays a Visit

We were delighted to have a visit from 2016 alum Peter Slatin, who is also now on our Board of Directors. Peter was in Colorado for Ski for Light and spent a few days in Denver afterward. He dropped in on art class and took up the Sensational Blackboard to […]

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General Colorado Center Information Home Management

Quinoa and Kale? CCB and BLVS Partner Under Shades to Make it Tasty!

We were pleased to have three professionals from Blind Low Vision Services, part of Colorado’s Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) at the Center for training this week. We spent four days together exploring every topic we could think of, including cane travel and cooking under sleepshades. We’ll let them introduce […]

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Computer and Adaptive Technology General Colorado Center Information

Nonvisual Feedback Loop: Testing Dominion’s Accessible Voting System

We were pleased to host usability testing of Dominion’s electronic voting system on February 13 and 14. Students, staff, seniors and alums took the system for a spin and provided feedback to Dominion’s engineers. We’re especially excited to partner on this project because Dominion will provide electronic voting systems to […]

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Independence Training Program Senior Programs

Cookies, Candies, Balloons and Bouquets: Valentines Day at CCB

The day didn’t go uncelebrated. The Seniors had a Valentine’s party (there are rumors of romance there). Even ITP got into the act with Valentine’s cookies to mark “National Singles Day”?

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Home Management

A Long Way from Where She Started to Confidence: CG’s Mini-meal

CG admits she’d done very little cooking before starting her training at the Center. Now she enjoys it, enjoys sharing with friends. Watch how calm she is as she prepares her mini-meal for 15 guests.