Month: November 2017

  • What is the Colorado Center for the Blind All About? #COGivesDay17

    What is the Colorado Center for the Blind All About? #COGivesDay17

    We put this video together especially to link from our Colorado Gives Day page this year for those who might not have heard of us or know exactly what we’re about.

    Colorado Gives Day is December 5, and donations received that day online receive a share of an incentive fund, as well as being subject to lower credit card fees. But as we get into the Thanksgiving weekend and all that entails, be assured that you can go toColorado Gives Day and schedule a donation as well!

    Meantime, enjoy the video!

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  • Plenty to be thankful for: Our 2017 #Thanksgiving Feast!

    Plenty to be thankful for: Our 2017 #Thanksgiving Feast!

    Lia, Ravi, Mason S. and Masson M. prepare four large turkeys to go into the ovens

    There was plenty on Thursday, November 16 – plenty to eat and to be thankful for at our 100-percent student-prepared Thanksgiving Feast!

    It’s tradition at the Colorado Center for the Blind to hold our own Thanksgiving feast before we break for visits to family and friends on the official holiday. Our students cook it all with the guidance of our unparalleled Home Management staff, and there are always a lot of “firsts”.

    For example, every year there are students who have never seen what a turkey looks like just out of the refrigerator. So on Tuesday, with serving gloves on, students examined and explored the four turkeys that eventually became our dinner.… Read the rest “Plenty to be thankful for: Our 2017 #Thanksgiving Feast!”

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  • CCB Alum @vi_poonam Guest on @bbcworldservice “The Conversation” w/ @KimChakanetsa

    CCB Alum @vi_poonam Guest on @bbcworldservice “The Conversation” w/ @KimChakanetsa

    In this part of the world, the BBC’s World Service can be heard during normal sleeping hours on one of our public radio stations. This week our volunteer photographer/videographer Mike Thompson had the BBC World Service on while falling back to sleep in the wee hours when he heard a familiar voice and a familiar name – Poonam Vaidya.

    Poonam is from Bangalore, India and was one of our international students. (We always try to have one international student at any given time.), She graduated in 2016. Poonam was one of two blind women interviewed for the BBC program, “The Conversation.”… Read the rest “CCB Alum @vi_poonam Guest on @bbcworldservice “The Conversation” w/ @KimChakanetsa”

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  • Watch CCB Indoor Skydiving @iFLYDenver featured last night on @CBSDenver!

    Watch CCB Indoor Skydiving @iFLYDenver featured last night on @CBSDenver!

    Leon Free Flying the I Fly Denver Wind Tunnel
    I-Fly Denver invited us over on Monday to take flight and learn about the science around wind tunnels and things like force and resistance. There was math involved, just saying.

    then we got to experience push and pull full-body, so to speak. Here’s a story from CBS Denver Channel 4 last night:

    Skydiving Business Helps Students At Center For The Blind

    Thanks to everyone at I-Fly Denver – we had a great time!

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  • A Peek at Hands-on with the “Shared Visions” 2017 Exhibit @ArapahoeCC #TactileAccess

    A Peek at Hands-on with the “Shared Visions” 2017 Exhibit @ArapahoeCC #TactileAccess

    Adia, Mason M. and Cezar look at the Old Man Wincing while Ravi reads the description provided in Braille

    Here are a few photos from the Shared Visions reception at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College on Thursday night. Everyone got hands on with pieces from Nathan Abels’ painting and drawing classes. CCB students also had laser-cuts of drawings they made in Ann Cunningham’s art class with accompanying Haiku, and CCB alum Jenny Callahan had a number of stone carvings and a bronze in the show. The Seniors art class had bowls thrown on the wheel in Katie Caron’s ceramics studio. Katie brought her daughter, who insisted on wearing sleepshades so she could try to identify the art tactilely.… Read the rest “A Peek at Hands-on with the “Shared Visions” 2017 Exhibit @ArapahoeCC #TactileAccess”

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  • A group of CCB Seniors out on a walk bird watching

    A group of CCB Seniors out on a walk bird watching

    A group of CCB Seniours out on a walk bird watching

    The Friday Seniors took a walk around Sterne Park’s pond to do a little birding by ear with Ali Mayes from Bird Conversancy of the Rockies. It was a good day for for various ducks and the ever-present Canada Geese!

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  • A Stroll through the Corn Maze

    A Stroll through the Corn Maze

    Students and staff took a Friday afternoon to visit the Chatfield Farms Corn Maze. Martin took his GoPro along and brought back this footage. It was “Structured Discovery” at its most fun!

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  • Mark your calendars or schedule a gift now -Dec. 5 is Colorado Gives Day! #cogivesday

    Mark your calendars or schedule a gift now -Dec. 5 is Colorado Gives Day! #cogivesday

    Colorado Gives Day Logo 12.05.17That’s right – it’s here again! Colorado Gives Day is December 5, just a month away! So, if you’re considering a holiday gift to the Colorado Center for the Blind to help us offer training and programs so that blind people can “Take Charge with Confidence”, why not on Colorado Gives Day?

    CGD is Colorado’s annual massive statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is powered by ColoradoGives.org

    Colorado Gives Day has become a significant part of our fund-raising each year, bringing in more than $20,000 in 2016.… Read the rest “Mark your calendars or schedule a gift now -Dec. 5 is Colorado Gives Day! #cogivesday”

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  • A little about CCB at #NFBCO17 – @nfbco

    A little about CCB at #NFBCO17 – @nfbco

    Blanca at the Podium at NFBCO17
    Tabea at the podium at NFBCO17
    Ryan at the podium with Julie and Scott to the right at NFBCO17

    Everyone – staff and students – were in Fort Collins last weekend for the 63rd Convention of National Federation of the Blind of Colorado. For some, it was their first convention, while others were very involved in a number of activities and divisions.

    Above these three recent alums were at the podium at different moments. Left to right: Blanca was part of the CCB presentation talking about her training and her new job; Tabel was one of the scholarship winners, but here is
    shown as part of the “My Blindness, My Self” panel; and Ryan also talked about his new job, and how he was quickly moved to a new position that challenged him even more.… Read the rest “A little about CCB at #NFBCO17 – @nfbco”

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  • Shared Visions #TactileArt Exhibit Opens Nov. 9: @ArapahoeCC @ArtACunningham

    Shared Visions #TactileArt Exhibit Opens Nov. 9: @ArapahoeCC @ArtACunningham

    CCB students take turns exploring numerous tactile art pieces on the walls

    Editor’s Note: Here’s the announcement from ACC for this year’s “Shared Visions” tactile art exhibit. It’s the fourth year we collaborated on this event, and a highlight of the fall for our students and staff. The show will include work by CCB students and perhaps from one or two staff members as well. Worth checking out!(Photos by Mike Thompson.)

    Arapahoe Community College to host Shared Visions tactile art exhibit

    LITTLETON, Colo. (Oct. 24, 2017) – Students from Arapahoe Community College and the Colorado Center for the Blind will present a collaborative and fully-accessible exhibit of multi-sensory and tactile art entitled “Shared Visions” from Nov.… Read the rest “Shared Visions #TactileArt Exhibit Opens Nov. 9: @ArapahoeCC @ArtACunningham”

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