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A mostly black-and-white screen shot of the Zoom app, showing Breakout Rooms in Progress
As soon as we finish morning announcements in the main room, staff and students move to one of the seven breakout rooms: Braille, Cane Travel, Home Management, Brett’s lab, Chip’s Lab, Tech Lab or Study Lab. At 11:15 we all meet again in the main room for philosophy class. Moving Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Colorado Gives Day Logo 12.8.20
Good evening! This is the last blast for Colorado Gives Day. Promise. There’s still time to donate to the Colorado Center for the Blind at the Colorado Gives page And as your reward for clicking on this post, you get to meet Katie. She’s a career social worker whose degenerative Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
A woman wearing sleepshades and backpack walks uphill on a narrow sidewalk with her white cane
Amanda heads to the center, maneuvering past the “Ankle biter,” a storm drain in the crook of the sidewalk that drops about a foot. Rather than fostering an atmosphere of trepidation that would steer wide of any perceived hazard, students learn to be aware of their total environment. Indeed, everyone Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Colorado Gives Day Logo 12.8.20
Dear CCB Friends and Family – All of us at the Colorado Center for the Blind hope that each of you had a nice Thanksgiving. The year of 2020 has brought a great deal of determination, challenge, creativity and resolve to us at CCB. The determination came from the staff Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
We put this video together to serve as our report to the NFB of Colorado’s 2020 Virtual Convention October 29-31. We wanted to show the creativity of our staff and determination of our blind students of all ages to obtain the blindness skills that mean independence, which are necessary despite Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
NFB Plaque Birthplace of the National Federation of the Blind, November 1940
NFB President Mark Riccobono, Dan Burke, CCB Director Julie Deden, Dutch tenBroek and NFB First Vice-president Pam Allen are shown in 2015 standing in front of a plaque commemorating the founding of the NFB at the hotel where the first NFB meeting was held in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. TenBroek is the Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Kelly in sleep shades and mask turns her head to her right while she brushes a white horse named Booger with her left hand. Booger is sticking his tongue out.
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 Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Two young Black men wearing COVID masks and holding white canes stand under leafy trees.
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 Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Bishoy and Mark listening to NFB2020 Convention
Here are Bishoy and Mark taking in the National Association of Blind Merchants meeting, which for those involved in blind vendors programs or aspiring to be, is always crammed with a mix of exciting entrepreneurial presentations and gritty details about things like cashless systems. Every summer we pack ourselves up, Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Robert is serving as a judge for the student “Chopped” contest
By Julie Deden Always a favorite with students and staff, Robert here is serving as a judge for the student “Chopped” contest. He also often benefitted from cookies, biscuits and many things with bacon in them. For the past 16 years when you called the Center, you would talk to Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke