Month: April 2019

  • Signs of Spring

    Signs of Spring

    Omar, Charles and Kameron move picnic tables while Julie and Duncan figure out placement

    Sometimes spring arrives in Colorado in waves that feel like that bad bus driver, the one who alternately steps on the gas and then lets off, again and again, rocking you forward and back into half-nausea. That’s how it’s been this year – 80 degree days followed by an icy blast of wind and snow and then it starts again. But underfoot (and a couple of times under the snow), the grass is greening and the smell of the damp, warming soil is like a reassuring promise, while overhead in the budding trees robins and sparrows and towhees announce their return.… Read the rest “Signs of Spring”

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  • College Prep and Falafel @msudenver @ArapahoeCC

    College Prep and Falafel @msudenver @ArapahoeCC

    Shaun, Davina, Loren, Mikayla and Dan cross at Church and Prince on the way to ACC

    Over the past couple of weeks, the college prep class has visited local campuses. Our thanks the staff at Metro’s Access Center and Arapahoe CC’s Student Access Services for sharing their time and expertise with us during our recent visits.

    When a blind student leaves high school and goes to college, the world tilts a bit, maybe even seems to wobble slightly on its axis. That’s because the rules change, because the laws governing disability change, and then there’s the part that effects sighted students too. Responsibility shifts more noticeably onto the student’s shoulders than ever before. The sooner students get their feet under them again, the more successful they will be.… Read the rest “College Prep and Falafel @msudenver @ArapahoeCC”

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  • April’s FAST Saturday at @DenverArtMuseum #TactileTables

    April’s FAST Saturday at @DenverArtMuseum #TactileTables

    Join us for the April Fun Activities and Skills Training (FAST) on Saturday, April 13 at the Denver Art Museum. We’ll be exploring “Treasures of British Art” at DAM’s Tactile Tables. It’s art that is accessible to everyone, except that there is room for only fifteen in our group! Admission to the museum is free.

    We will take a van from CCB to DAM, or you can meet us there. Please RSVP and let us know if you will need a ride from CCB or meet us at the Hamilton Building. Here’s a quick schedule for the day:

    9:45 Meet at CCB
    10:00 Van leaves for the Denver Art Museum
    10:45 Gather at the Hamilton Building, which is the south building, between 12th and 13th Avenues (the north building is closed for construction)
    11:00 to 1:00 tour of the Tactile Tables with our docent
    1:15 depart for CCB
    1:45 – 2:00 Pick up students at CCB

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