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Happy 80th NFB! @nfb_voice @nfbco

The National Federation of the Blind is 80 Today! The NFB is the largest organization of blind people in the United States (indeed, the world), and its positive impact on the lives of blind Americans is unequaled. In fact, the Colorado Center for the Blind wouldn’t be here if it […]

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Horsing Around with Arapahoe County Sheriff Office’s mounted Unit @ArapahoeSO

Monday August 3 students and staff at the Colorado Center for the Blind met up with members of the Arapahoe County Sheriff Offices Mounted Unit at nearby Sterne Park. When Lt. Rich Anselmi, the unit’s commander first contacted Executive Director Julie Deden a while back about planning something together, Julie […]

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How we held our first Juneteenth celebration

Last month we celebrated Juneteenth for the first time at the center, thanks to a request made by two of our students, Q and James, shown left to right above. James is from Georgia and wanted to have a Juneteenth celebration because the day is celebrated back home. Julie readily […]

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We’re in NFB Convention Mode, Virtually! #NFB20

Every summer we pack ourselves up, staff, ITP students and summer students, and head out to the National Federation of the Blind convention, wherever that may be – Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas. This year it was going to be in Houston. It often proves to be one of the most […]

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Giving Back – A Tribute to Robert Dyson

By Julie Deden For the past 16 years when you called the Center, you would talk to Robert. His welcoming voice was the hallmark of the Center and our NFB office.  Shortly after the first of the year, Robert let us know that he’d decided to move to Canon City […]

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Independence Training Program

It’s a new kind of graduation, and Charis is the first!

Today Charis is graduating from the center. Hers will be a unique graduation, with the actual Freedom Bell ceremony and the “love session” that typically follows being conducted on Zoom for social distancing purposes. No hug from Julie. Charis was just one week away from finishing her program when we […]

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Youth Services

CCB’s 2020 Virtual Summer Sessions for Youth – Join Us!

(Editor’s Note: We don’t blame you for wondering what is up with our summer programs for youth. The coronavirus and the subsequent shutdown orders put us into a scramble, affecting not only our youth programs, but seniors and the Independence Training Program, too. Here’s an announcement from our Youth Services […]

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Youth Services

FAST on Pre-ETS: No, it’s not a “syndrome,” it’s Pre-Employment Transition Services! Join us Friday!

Who? Blind students of all ages and their families What? CCB’s bi-weekly FAST Zoom call When Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm MDT Where? We will hold this meeting on the Zoom Meeting platform Join the Colorado Center for the Blind this upcoming Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:00 […]

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Blindness training goals delayed by social distancing? Check out the new Breaking Blind Podcast

You know, this pandemic shutdown has been going on for a minute. Especially if you are a student at the Colorado Center for the Blind, or someone waiting to come, or someone newly blind and trying to figure out how to do the simplest things you used to do now […]

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Youth Services

FAST and Zoom, Zoom and FAST: Our FAST Program for Blind Youth goes virtual This Friday!

Editor’s Note: Here’s some news from Youth Director Martin Becerra-Miranda. He’s been busy hosting lots of Zoom meetings for our staff and ITP students for the past month. But he’s also had time to think about what he wants to do with our FAST (Fun Skills Activities and Training) for […]