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

A smiling Julie holds a piece of broken red brick as she stands in front of a wall of black-and-white photos.

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 […]

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 […]

Is summer really coming to an end? Our Summer Earn and Learn Students finish up their jobs Friday! #ShareLittleton

Beth at the coffee machine behind the counter at Dirt Coffee

Yes, summer is racing to its conclusion, especially for our Summer Earn & Learn students. for the past two weeks these high school-aged students have been work and getting paid. For many, it’s the first job they’ve had. For others, like Beth in the photo above, it’s her first job since becoming blind a year […]

Please Bear with Us – It sure Ain’t Paradise, So We’re Rebuilding It, Not Just Paving It!

Damaged pavement on the East side of the parking lot

We hope you’ll bear with us this summer with a project that will result in some dust, noice and truck traffic on neighborhood streets. Construction caution fencing is already going up around our parking lot as a projected 87-day construction project begins today. As the photos show, the Colorado Center for the Blind’s parking lot […]

Letter to friends and supporters from President of the NFB of Colorado, Scott C. LaBarre and the Executive Director of CCBJulie Deden

6 Dot Dash 5K Logo

Editor’s Note: This letter has been widely distributed this week, but we decided to risk repeating ourselves by posting it here because we very much hope you will join us for the NFB of Colorado Comcast 6 Dot Dash on Sunday. It’s going to be a lot of fun! Dear Family and Friends, In recent […]

Kansas Comings & Goings Today at CCB

Luther Fuller of Kansas reading Braille before the National Braille Challenge

The NFB of Kansas President dropped by for a quick visit and tour this afternoon. Tom Page and his friend Nicole are in the area with Tom’s string band, the Haymakers. They played in Colorado Springs last night and will be in Denver at Cervantes’ Other Side tonight. Though a number of Kansas students have […]

Blind people need to know about colors too, & Other First-day-of-summer Lessons

Cadence shows how to tell which one is her Backpack on the hooks

That was one of the first lessons of the first day of summer for Confidence Camp kids this morning. “If someone asks you what your backpack looks like, what are you going to tell them?” the lesson continued. Yes, Monday began with learning for the 10 5 to 12-year-olds. It went on from there, including […]

Join us with @NFBCO & @ComcastColo for the First #6DotDashCO on June 24!

Four runners with the NFBCO 6 Dot Dash Logo in the lower-right corner

Dear Friends – We want to bring your attention to an exciting event taking place here at the Colorado Center for the Blind on Sunday, June 24. At least, it will start and finish at the Center, because it is the national Federation of the Blind of Colorado’s first 6 Dot Dash 5K, and we […]

The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

Amber using a shovel in the garden for the 1st time with Annette and Barb

No matter what the calendar says, it’s the first week of summer. The temps are in the 90s, the garden is being planted and summer staff are shadowing their ITP staff counterparts. Friday 25 teenagers (summer students) begin arriving and on Monday the elementary Confidence Camp kids start too. So here’s another first or two. […]