• CCB Featured in America’s Test Kitchen Podcast @Jason_Strother @TestKitchen @pang

    CCB Featured in America’s Test Kitchen Podcast @Jason_Strother @TestKitchen @pang

    Jason Strother gives a talk during a CCB philosophy class

    In June, 2022 we hosted journalist Jason Strother for a week of training at the Center. Jason, who has worked for years as a free-lance reporter and was headquartered for a time in Seoul, South Korea, was researching a story about how blind people obtain food. Groceries, that is. His interest in this subject is personal, as he describes in the podcast linked below, Jason has a form of Macular Degeneration, and in recent years changes in his vision have increasingly presented barriers when he shops for food. So, he took a journalist’s approach to see how blind people went about obtaining their comestibles, and that included a stop at the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton.… Read the rest “CCB Featured in America’s Test Kitchen Podcast @Jason_Strother @TestKitchen @pang”


  • Older Blind Show There’s More Than One Way to Get the Ball Down the Lane

    Older Blind Show There’s More Than One Way to Get the Ball Down the Lane

    Earlier in May a group of our older blind folks went off to Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que & Bowling on South Broadway for a morning of active fun. These photos attest to the truth that there’s more than one way to get the ball down the lane!

    Saray stands with her left foot against the line just after releasing her orange ball, which is still in the air hurtling toward the pins.


    Holding his green ball in place at the top of the angled ramp, John calls his shot as he gestures with his right hand. Dale approaches with his white cane and wearing an oxygen backpack , ready to take his turn.


    Brenda walks back after her throw, grinning from ear-to-ear. In the background Andrew , Duncan Larsen, and Saray are all bowling.


    Cane tucked under his right arm, Andrew leans forward after his left-handed release. The ball speeds down the lane toward 3 standing pins.


  • Mother’s Day Breakfast at CCB

    Mother’s Day Breakfast at CCB

    The guys arrived very early so the breakfast would be ready to serve right after announcements. In all more than 20 female students enjoyed the meal. Left to right, the cooks are Noah, Ernest, Florentino, Shane, Dave, and Mason.

    Six men face the camera across the kitchen island , some holding spatulas and one giving a double thumbs-up

    Julie Deden holds her mock mimosa in a fluted glass.

    A woman smiles as she holds her fluted wine glass containing an orange liquid


  • May the Fourth Be with You!

    May the Fourth Be with You!

    Jedi Master Acheson
    Tech Instructor Charlie Acheson shown in front of the CCB logo in his Jedi tunic, robe and wielding his blue light saber

    Yes Star Wars fans, it’s May the Fourth Be with You today. And in honor of this day, Jedi Tech Instructor Charlie Acheson came in his Jedi robe and with his light saber. Here he’s shown with his hood up and sweeping a blue arc with it. Not hard to imagine him saying, “use the force, students! Use the force!”

    Tonight, he can greet CCB’s Board of Directors at our gathering of staff and board. Board members are arriving from across the country today and will meet with staff and students, as well as the management team through Saturday evening.… Read the rest “May the Fourth Be with You!”


  • 2023 Summer Youth Programs

    2023 Summer Youth Programs

    Confidence Camp/BELL Academy

    June 12 through June 23
    5 to 10
    Colorado Center for the Blind
    2233 W Shepperd Ave.
    Littleton, CO 80120
    Ty and Seamus standing with their canes waiting on the train

    Program Description

    This two-week day program will be filled with learning, challenge and fun. Your child will meet competent blind role models who will work with the kids on cooking, cleaning, Braille, independent travel and technology. The kids will learn how to take the bus and use the light rail. They’ll have fun swimming, rock climbing, making a tactile art piece and going on exciting field trips.

    Learn more and apply now for the 2023 Confidence Camp/Bell Academy!

    Read the rest 2023 Summer Youth Programs


  • In Memoriam Scott LaBarre: A Statement on his Passing

    In Memoriam Scott LaBarre: A Statement on his Passing

    Scott LaBarre at the podium

    The following message is from the National Federation of the Blind, the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, and the Colorado Center for the Blind.

    It has been a difficult year of loss for the circle of friendship we share in our movement. We regretfully share the devastating loss of Scott LaBarre, who passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 10. Most recently serving as our national general council, Scott has been a longtime Federationist, a fierce leader in our movement, and a great friend to so many of us. The outpouring of love from the Federation family was deeply felt by Scott, but his challenging medical condition could not be overcome.… Read the rest “In Memoriam Scott LaBarre: A Statement on his Passing”


  • We Believe In Our Students’ Dreams

    We Believe In Our Students’ Dreams

     Support Us Today

    Community First Foundation Colorado Gives Day December 6, 2022 Logo

    You can’t pursue your dreams without first believing you can. With your support on Colorado Gives Day today, we’ll continue to work to confront the problem of low expectations for blind people in education, employment, and virtually every aspect of our lives. We teach our blind students skills, imbue them with self-confidence, and nurture resilience, even after graduation. In other words, our students learn they can believe In their dreams!

    And that Is all any of us could ask for!

    A view down the table of blind youth getting hands on experience making simple circuits

    Please support us today, Colorado Gives Day!

    Every donation you make today on our Colorado Gives page counts toward our percentage of the $1.4 Million Incentive Fund, helping your donation go even farther to support programs that lead to independence for blind people!… Read the rest “We Believe In Our Students’ Dreams”


  • This Is Positive Blindness Training at Work!

    This Is Positive Blindness Training at Work!

    As we come to you for support for Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 6, we want to share with you some of our excitement and pride in the growth and accomplishments of our students this past year. Blindness finds us in different ways and at different times of our lives. But what all of our students strive for is independence. That’s true whether it is a young person going out on their own for the first time or someone who has already established their lives, jobs, even families and now must learn blindness skills and come to believe in themselves as blind people.… Read the rest “This Is Positive Blindness Training at Work!”


  • We’re thankful for each other.

    We’re thankful for each other.

    And we are thankful for your support on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, Dec. 6!

    Maureen, David, and Logan Looking at Artwork at at Shared Visions ACC-CCB Tactile Art Show 11-2022

    The Colorado Center for the Blind is a training center and community of blind and low vision people proudly affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind. We believe blind people can do anything. Every day, we encourage and challenge each student—and they come to understand their potential as they build the skills and confidence to live the life they want. Because when you believe in yourself and experience a thriving community of positive blind people, nothing can hold you back from pursuing your dreams.

    And that’s just what Maureen refers to in this Face Book post she made early Thanksgiving morning:

    I’m so grateful that in the winter of 2009, I decided to take a chance.

    Read the rest “We’re thankful for each other.”


  • Happy Thanksgiving 2022!

    Happy Thanksgiving 2022!

    Three of our volunteer student servers for this year’s Thanksgiving feast, left to right, Rhonda, Shirley, and Aaron with hotel pans of cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and green bean casserole set out in front of them on the table
    Three of our volunteer student servers yesterday. From left to Right, Rhonda, Shirley, and Aaron serve up the cranberry sauces, the sweet potato dishes, and the green bean casserole, respectively. This is the end of the line (except for the dessert table), so by this time there’s precious little real estate on our plates!

    It is our tradition to celebrate Thanksgiving as a Colorado Center for the Blind family on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, and so we did yesterday. Students started preparing the meal in October baking and freezing yeast rolls, and finished up all the cooking part on Wednesday.… Read the rest “Happy Thanksgiving 2022!”


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