Yearly Archive: 2018

FAST (Fun Activities & Skills Training) Kicks Off the Year with Family Movie Night Friday #BlindYouth

Movie and Pizza for our first FAST Friday! That sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Even better is that we’ll be watching an audio-described version of the all-time favorite, “Toy Story.” It’s Martin’s favorite movie! Audio description provides information to blind and visually impaired viewers that would otherwise be inaccessible to them – short descriptions of on-screen scenes, action, gestures and...

Thumbs Up for Scuba Divers!

A group of seven Colorado Center for the blind students took a scuba lesson on August 31, thanks to the enthusiasm, organization and experience of one of their peers, Brian Bussard and A-1 Scuba and Aquatics Center in Littleton. In fact, A-1 donated the lesson, including gear and instructor time! Bussard, who came to CCB as a student six months...

“No End in Sight”, CCB Student Podcast launches: https://bit.ly/2ORWE0x

It could be called a convergence. A handful of students who want to talk about their blindness, what they are learning at the Colorado Center for the Blind, how they are learning about being blind and proud – and how they’ve learned from their teachers, but especially one another, to laugh at themselves when they make mistakes. And yes, at...

Chaz wraps up summer of giving back

This is Chaz Davis’ final week as a Social Work Intern at the Center, and Director Julie Deden marked the occasion with a short ceremony and presentation of a thank-you card, followed by cookies. “I joined the blind community four years ago, though not by choice,” Chaz told staff and students this morning. “But I really found that sense of...

No power, no phone, nobody present on Friday, August 24: Construction to shut us down for the day

That’s right, as part of our parking lot construction project, power will be cut to the building on Friday, August 24 so that the new, entirely underground electricity cables can be linked up to the building and Xcel Energy’s trunk line. That means more than just no lights, which isn’t a big deal to us anyway. It also means no...

Is summer really coming to an end? Our Summer Earn and Learn Students finish up their jobs Friday! #ShareLittleton

Yes, summer is racing to its conclusion, especially for our Summer Earn & Learn students. for the past two weeks these high school-aged students have been work and getting paid. For many, it’s the first job they’ve had. For others, like Beth in the photo above, it’s her first job since becoming blind a year ago. How important is that...

Please Bear with Us – It sure Ain’t Paradise, So We’re Rebuilding It, Not Just Paving It!

We hope you’ll bear with us this summer with a project that will result in some dust, noice and truck traffic on neighborhood streets. Construction caution fencing is already going up around our parking lot as a projected 87-day construction project begins today. As the photos show, the Colorado Center for the Blind’s parking lot has deteriorated badly in recent...

Letter to friends and supporters from President of the NFB of Colorado, Scott C. LaBarre and the Executive Director of CCBJulie Deden

Editor’s Note: This letter has been widely distributed this week, but we decided to risk repeating ourselves by posting it here because we very much hope you will join us for the NFB of Colorado Comcast 6 Dot Dash on Sunday. It’s going to be a lot of fun! Dear Family and Friends, In recent months we have been planning...