Month: May 2018

  • Help Us Celebrate Thirty Years of the Colorado Center for the Blind at #NFB18 in Orlando!

    Help Us Celebrate Thirty Years of the Colorado Center for the Blind at #NFB18 in Orlando!

    Did you attend the Colorado Center for the Blind, as an adult or in a summer youth program, or were a staff member at one time? We invite former students and staff, as well as prospective students to join us in celebration of 30 years of providing the training and tools that blind people need to live the lives we want!

    On Friday, July 6 at the 2018 convention of the National Federation of the Blind in Orlando, we’ll celebrate our 30th Anniversary! We’ll hear from staff and students, past and present. Diane McGeorge will describe what it was like in 1988 when she opened the center, Tom Anderson will reminisce about his adventures, and you will hear from many others about how the center has changed their lives.… Read the rest “Help Us Celebrate Thirty Years of the Colorado Center for the Blind at #NFB18 in Orlando!”

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  • Another Sign of Spring: Master Gardeners & the Legacy Garden #ShareLittleton

    Another Sign of Spring: Master Gardeners & the Legacy Garden #ShareLittleton

    Tyler holds up a weed with a foot-long root

    It’s yet another sign of spring when the Arapahoe County Master Gardeners first arrive to work with our students in the Legacy Garden. Of course, everything starts with getting the soil ready for planting and, after our spring rains, that means pulling out the eager weeds already leaping up. Tyler, Annette, Abdi, Tucker and Brad took first crack at it on Tuesday. Next week planting begins!

    Brad fills a large container with old dead growth and weeds
    Abdi uses a hand cultivator to loosen the soil around smaller weeds so he can get the roots

     

    Annette uses a spade to dig out some weeds between the irrigation tubing
    Tucker uses a weed digger to get right up next to a large rock

     

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  • Shout out to @DirtCoffee #ShareLittleton

    Shout out to @DirtCoffee #ShareLittleton

    Here are a couple of pics taken this morning at the Dirt Coffee Bar in downtown Littleton. Dirt is a nonprofit operation dedicated to employment for people with Autism and we knew we had a lot of values in common when they called us to ask about Braille menus and board games for the shop a month before it opened. There’s nothing like a Braille menu!

    This morning we delivered two copies of the menu in Braille … and of course we had to try out their coffee and hot chocolate!

    Here’s a short clip from dirtcoffee.org

    Dirt is on a mission to bring you quality crafted coffee, food & drink while employing & empowering individuals with autism. 

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  • Celebrate Spring with FAST Friday Fun & Games May 11!

    Celebrate Spring with FAST Friday Fun & Games May 11!

    CCB Summer students Mary and Cheyene get on the tandem bikes with EyeCycle Volunteers while Christina waits her turnThe entire family is welcome to come and enjoy FAST Friday Fun and Games on May 11 at 5:30 with staff and students at the Colorado Center for the Blind.

    This will be an active FAST Friday. We will be getting out and enjoying the beautiful spring weather, playing some kickball, string ball, learning to tandem cycle and doing some guide running to prepare for the NFB of Colorado’s 6 Dot Dash on June 24. We will also be doing some grilling and enjoying some great food.

    If you want a burger or a dog, you gotta RSVP here.… Read the rest “Celebrate Spring with FAST Friday Fun & Games May 11!”

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  • Technology Giveaway in Memory of Former Summer Student, Staffer Megan Bening

    Technology Giveaway in Memory of Former Summer Student, Staffer Megan Bening

    We want to tell people about the Megan Bening Memorial Fund Technology Giveaway by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) because it will put over $10,000 of technology into the hands of blind and low vision students. But we also want to tell you about it because Megan Bening was one of our own.

    Megan Bening was a summer student at the Colorado Center for the Blind in 2009.

    “She had such a spark,” said Director Julie Deden. “That’s why we were so excited to have her back as a summer staff member.”

    Megan came back to teach technology to our summer students in 2015.… Read the rest “Technology Giveaway in Memory of Former Summer Student, Staffer Megan Bening”

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