Month: August 2018

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

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

    No End in SightIt 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 one another.

    Couple that with the recent arrival of Brett Boyer, a CCB alum and experienced commercial broadcaster, as our newest Technology instructor, and you have a – well, imperfect storm.

    What you get is “No End in Sight”, a monthly podcast featuring Boyer and a rotating cast of CCB students which launches this week.… Read the rest ““No End in Sight”, CCB Student Podcast launches: https://bit.ly/2ORWE0x”

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  • Chaz wraps up summer of giving back

    Chaz wraps up summer of giving back

    Julie and Chaz laughing. Julie gives Chaz a hug as she presents his card.
    Julie presents Chaz Davis a Thank You Card during Morning Announcements

    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 community when I came here (as a student).”

    A Master of Social Work student ad the University of Denver, Chaz has been serving as an intern here since February, at first just two days a week and then five days a week this summer.… Read the rest “Chaz wraps up summer of giving back”

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  • Everybody Loves the #WesternWelcomeWeek Parade! #ShareLittleton

    Everybody Loves the #WesternWelcomeWeek Parade! #ShareLittleton

    Staff and students of the Colorado Center for the Blind, as well as members of the NFB of Denver Chapter once again marched in the Littleton Western Welcome Week Parade on August 18. From Eileen, 92, to our favorite toddlers, Mason and Jackson with their parents, and all five of the Batron kids it was a family adventure as always!

    Thanks to Kirk for use of his selfie.

    “I’d never been in a parade before,” he said later.

    Doing something you’d never done before – even before becoming blind – that makes it worthwhile, because pushing beyond what others (and we) expect of us as blind people is the point!

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

    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 computers, fire safety alarm or telephones. In fact, our phones will just ring and ring because the answering and voice mail system run on a computer in the building.

    Oh yeah, it also means no WiFi! Ask yourself, what can you get done without WiFi?… Read the rest “No power, no phone, nobody present on Friday, August 24: Construction to shut us down for the day”

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  • Eric Duffy tells his story in Philosophy class

    Eric Duffy tells his story in Philosophy class

    He was in the neighborhood, so he stopped by for a visit. Eric Duffy, a long-time member of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), spoke to our Philosophy class recently when he came to visit the Center.

    Duffy, who was visiting his brother and family in Colorado Springs, previously served as the President of the NFB of Ohio and, most recently, directed the Access Technology department at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute (NFBJI) in Baltimore.

    Philosophy is an almost-daily class in which staff and students discuss every and any aspect of blindness as it affects our day-to-day lives and our hopes and dreams.… Read the rest “Eric Duffy tells his story in Philosophy class”

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