Year: 2022

  • CCB’s Message of Support for Blind Ukrainians #BlindwithU

    staff and students at CCB recording our own audio contribution for the We're With You concert

    On Saturday, April 16, 2022 an international Internet radio concert of 110 mostly blind artists contributed to the World Blind Union’s Ukrainian Unity Fund. More than $85,000 was raised to provide aid to blind Ukrainians displaced or otherwise adversely affected by the current warfare in their homeland. The Colorado Center for the Blind, along with our sister NFB centers, the Louisiana Center for the Blind and BLIND, Inc, were asked by NFB President Riccobono to make our own recordings of support for the effort, as all of us in the NFB and President Riccobono have been deeply disturbed by the horrific conditions faced by all Ukrainians, and especially blind Ukrainians.… Read the rest “CCB’s Message of Support for Blind Ukrainians #BlindwithU”

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  • No Virtual Sharks

    Fourth-grader Jax removes the shark liver, which looks a bit like bunny ears.

    Fourth-grader Jax removes the shark liver, which looks a bit like bunny ears.

    Some things just don’t translate to the virtual. (Okay, after nearly two years with Zoom in our lives in a big way, we can say that a lot of things don’t really translate well.) Let’s put our annual shark dissection for blind and low vision students high on that list.

    And we’re not talking about the smell of fishy Formaldehyde down in the gym, though that is also true.

    We missed a year because of COVID concerns in 2021, and you could feel that surge like we are coming back as nearly 30 students participated in this year’s annual shark dissection with Arapahoe Biology Professor Terry Harrison on Monday.… Read the rest “No Virtual Sharks”

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  • Turning the Tables: CCB Role Reversal Day 2022

    A standing woman gestures to the room of seated fellow students as she talks

    Students from every continent and every epoch imagine, even if only idly, of someday, somehow turning the tables on their teachers. Likely they don’t realize until they have done it, that their teachers also may see such a reversal as an opportunity to return the torment.

    That’s partly the story of Role Reversal Day 2022, held on Friday, February 4. Hand it to the leadership of the CCB Student Association for organizing carefully and thoroughly, putting staff into groups and planning the schedule, even reviewing lesson plans from each ”teacher of the day.” This is the group, remember, that collected necessary items for the NICU babies when Avista Adventist Hospital was forced to evacuate during the December, 30 Marshall Fire in Boulder County.… Read the rest “Turning the Tables: CCB Role Reversal Day 2022”

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  • Colorado Center for the Blind 2022 Summer Youth Programs

    A raft of summer youth lets out a yell as they dive into a churning hole of white water on Clear Creek.

    A raft of summer youth lets out a yell as they dive into a churning hole of white water on Clear Creek.

    Build skills and gain confidence!

    Program Description 

    This 3-week residential  program will provide each student with the tools that they need to move forward in high school, college or on a job.

    You will:

    • Live in an apartment with a counselor and a roommate.
    • Learn from competent blind adults who use blindness skills daily.
    • Plan, shop and prepare delicious meals.
    • Organize your apartment – find everything!
    • Develop effective methods for handling all aspects of living independently.
    • Meet peers who are also blind.
    • Attend classes Monday through Friday in Technology, Braille, Independent Travel and Home Management.
    • Build interviewing skills, learn about careers, find job leads, write a resume and more.
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  • Charity From Ashes: Colorado Center for the Blind Students Organize Donation Drive for Avista Hospital NICU Babies

    Taylor and Amanda hold up donated knitted preemie caps and a onesie

    Taylor and Amanda hold up donated knitted preemie caps and a onesie
    The CCB Student Association has already collected many items, as well as Amazon gift cards to help out Avista’s NICU babies. Amanda Juetten (President) and Taylor Oesch (Parliamentarian) show off some of the donations, which include blankets, caps, t-shirts and more.

    With the start of any new year, hopes are high that the trials and tribulations faced by us all can be left behind, and a fresh year can come; 2022 was no different. However, for us living here in Colorado, the new year was signaled with a devastating beacon glowing upon the evening skyline. Starting on December 30, 2021 through January 1, 2022, the Marshall fire raged across the Boulder county area, resulting in 1 death and burning of 1,084 structures and damage to 149 others, with damages estimated around 513 million dollars.… Read the rest “Charity From Ashes: Colorado Center for the Blind Students Organize Donation Drive for Avista Hospital NICU Babies”

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