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Shark Dissection Day This Friday!

teacher and student bend over a dog shark

For most of us, the run up to the Thanksgiving holiday doesn’t conjure thoughts of sharks, but it does here at the Colorado Center for the Blind. That’s because for nearly a decade, Arapahoe Community College’s Biology Professor Terry Harrison has been conducting his shark dissection here with blind kids from around the Denver Metro […]

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Colorado Gives Day on December 8!

Colorado Gives Day ad for December 8, 2015

It’s only a month away – Colorado Gives Day 2015, and a great opportunity to support our programs and philosophy at the Colorado Center for the Blind! You know that we don’t just teach blindness skills, as important as they are, but aim for that belief in those blindness skills that lead to confidence and […]

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“Shared Visions” – A Collaboration with ACC’s Dept. of Art & Design

Six people work their clay on pottery wheels

For nearly two decades, Colorado artist Ann Cunningham has been teaching art classes at the Colorado Center for the Blind. Initially drawn to us because she was curious about how blind people experience art (such as the stone carvings she produces), she has become one of North America’s leading teachers, advocates and innovators with respect […]

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When you think of Haylee, think of yellow

a young woman wearing sleep shades carries a large pot of boiling pasta to the strainer at the sink

Haylee might have been a little stressed out as she approached her graduation day, but to all outward appearances, she made it all look seamless, right down to her quick change of outfits prior to giving a polished and well-researched speech after cooking all day. Haylee first came to the Center for our summer program […]

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Cynthia: Kindness and Concern for Others & Independence

Woman wearing sleepshades stands beside a row of hotel pans filled with food

Cynthia finished her final weeks in the Independence Training Program (ITP) while working her new part-time job. Thus she finished things out in a slightly unusual order, cooking a delightful grad meal on a Thursday, then finishing her woodshop project before her last requirement – giving a speech to the entire Center the next week. […]

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Seniors Tune In with Assistive Listening Devices

Four Seniors with earphones listen intently, pocket-sized receivers on the table in front of them.

A couple of weeks ago Student and Senior Services Specialist Wayne Marshall presented this question to our Independence Training Program (ITP) students as part of Wayne’s Wednesday Word of the Week: “Is there a difference between listening and hearing?” Coincidentally, both our Tuesday and Friday Senior groups have been enjoying the benefits of really hearing […]

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