For the Center’s alums, current students, staff, volunteers and Littleton community members, our 25th Anniversary Celebration was a big deal. Here are some articles about the event that appeared in the local media.
By Jennifer Smith
From the Littleton Independent
Just like any businessman starting his workday, Mark Riccobono headed out the door Sept. 13 and hopped in his car.
The he put on his sleep shades, started the engine and took off down the street.
Riccobono, executive director of the Jernigan Institute at the National Federation of the Blind, was in town to help the Colorado Center for the Blind celebrate its 25th birthday by offering rides in a vehicle designed to give blind people the ability to drive.… Read the rest “Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration In the News!”
A Celebration to Remember!
The Colorado Center for the Blind first opened its doors in January of 1988 with three staff members and five students. On September 13 & 14, 2013, the Center held its 25th Anniversary Celebration with an open house and a gala banquet.
Friday, September 13
The rain stopped and the sky cleared for a few hours on Friday, September 13, 2013. It lasted just long enough for the opening ceremony of the 25th Anniversary Celebration, along with tours of the Center, and rides in the National Federation of the Blind’s Blind Driver Challenge car. Guests also enjoyed bratwursts grilled by current Center students.
Louis Braille made a surprise visit to the Colorado Center for the Blind on June 18 — extremely surprising, given that he’s been dead for 161 years.
“I’m having a great time,” said “Braille” — portrayed by center instructor Tom Anderson — while watching kids practice writing during the center’s Braille Carnival. “It’s great meeting the young children, and the adults and seniors, too.”
The event hosted 120 blind people of all ages to experience a variety of tactile and interactive learning stations. They gathered in the wood shop to learn the basics of braille using large “dots.”… Read the rest “Center Hosts Braille Carnival”
In the chemistry lab at Metro State University in Denver recently, Quinita Thomas expertly traces her fingers around the top of a glass beaker. She gingerly touches the sleek sides of an electronic probe. Then she feels the hard edges a metal test-tube holder. The 17-year-old can hardly contain her excitement.
Denver 9 News anchor Kyle Dyer interviewed Karen Parsegian and Ann Cunningham during the morning show in the 9 News studio on Friday, May 4. To check out the video or learn more about The Sensational Blackboard go to the link below and watch the 3-minute video. Hope you enjoy!http://www.9news.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1621260374001&odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|featured