• Summer 2014 StudentNow Knows She Can

    Summer 2014 StudentNow Knows She Can

    Editor’s Note: Annalyn, a 17-year-old from South Carolina, was part of our Earn and Learn Program in 2014. She worked at the Auraria Childcare Center with infants and toddlers, taking a 20-minute light rail ride to work early each morning. She wrote this thank-you letter in perfect contracted Braille with her slate and stylus. The next morning, our next-to-last day in the Summer 2014 Youth Programs, she read it aloud to Brent and Julie at our morning announcements. Read the letter and you might see why Brent and Julie were momentarily speechless, but also why we do what we do at the Colorado Center for the Blind.

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  • Shark Dissection Attracts Crowd, 9News

    This year’s shark dissection, sponsored by Arapahoe Community College and directed by its Terry Harrison, attracted more than 30 local blind middle school and high school students to the Center on November 22. Oh yeah, the kids brought teachers and parents, too. It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects accessible to blind students.

    Nelson Garcia, 9News Education Reporter also showed up with a camera crew, and here’s the short video clip that appeared that evening on KUSA in Denver:



  • Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration In the News!

    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.

    Colorado Center for the Blind celebrates turning 25

    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!”


  • Our 25th Anniversary

    Our 25th Anniversary

    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.

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  • Center Hosts Braille Carnival

    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”


  • Blind Chemistry Students Learn to Work Independently in Denver Lab

    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.

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  • The Sensational Blackboard

    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


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