Events in February–April 2020
- Shark Dissection with ACC Biology professor Terry Harrison
Shark Dissection with ACC Biology professor Terry HarrisonColorado Center for the Blind2233 W. Shepperd Ave.Littleton, CO 80120303-778-1130
RSVP for Shark Dissection
- Thank you for your interest in bringing students to the 2020 Shark Dissection on February 21. Please RSVP by providing the information requested on our form no later than February 17. This will help us in planning sharks, volunteers and pizza for lunch! If you have any questions, please contact Martin Becerra-Miranda at 303-778-1130, ext. 223 or email@example.com.
- CSDB Mentoring Program
CSDB Mentoring Program
The Youth Services team at the Colorado Center for the Blind and CSDB principal Jamie Lugo have been collaborating over the last several years on a monthly mentoring program. Starting this 2019 – 2020 school year a more robust and fulfilling, Mentoring Program has been offered to a wider range of Blind students. Director of Youth Services Martin Becerra-Miranda, along with four student mentors have been traveling to the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind on the first Wednesday of every month to work with Blind students ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old.
The purpose of the mentoring program is to provide blind students with positive adult role models and to instruct in the areas of Communication, Reading, Career Education, Employment/College Preparation, Independent Living Skills, Recreation, Problem Solving, Self-Advocacy, & Social interaction.
- FAST: Art for All POSTPONED!!!
FAST: Art for All POSTPONED!!!Access Gallery909 Santa Fe DrDenver, CO 80204303-778-1130
Hey, for our blind youth and their families who were planning to come to tomorrow's tactile art exhibit at the Access Gallery opn Santa Fe Drive, it's been cancelled.
Or rather, postponed.
The Santa Fe Art District is scaling back on activities out of an abundance of caution over COVID-19, so the event will have to be held after Corona Virus concerns subside. We'll keep you informed. Let's all hope that happens soon.
The Colorado Center for the Blind
Who? Blind students of all ages, families and teachers
Where? Access Gallery, 909 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
When? Friday, March 13, 2020 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.
You are invited to come experience tactile art made by blind students at the Colorado Center for the Blind. Emily vonSwearingen, teaching artist, collaborated with students at the Colorado Center for the Blind to create tactile based, mixed-media art projects. Students ages 5 - 12 years old created hot glue paintings on wood with tactile shapes. Students ages 13 - 18 years old created tactile paintings by cutting shapes from balsa wood, then collaboratively painting with the teaching artist by mixing textures and wood carving. They also created 3-D sculptures by attaching screws to a centered foundation then threading and attaching mixed-media materials to create artwork that can be experienced by sighted and non-sighted viewers. (You are welcome to touch the artwork).
Please RSVP by visiting https://cocenter.org/art-for-all/
These projects were funded by Denver Arts and Venues: Imagine 2020 with The Art Garage. This exhibit is made possible through Access Gallery and the Colorado Center for the Blind.
For questions, please contact Martin Becerra-Miranda at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (303)778-1130 Ext: 223.
- Application deadline for the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Scholarship
Application deadline for the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Scholarship
- Application deadline for the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado (NFBCO) Scholarship
Application deadline for the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado (NFBCO) Scholarship
- FAST and Zoom, Zoom and FAST - Colorado Center for the Blind’s FAST Program goes virtual!
FAST and Zoom, Zoom and FAST - Colorado Center for the Blind’s FAST Program goes virtual!Online
- Blind students of all ages and their family members
- This will be a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform
- Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Observing “Social Distancing” guidelines doesn’t have to mean being socially disconnected. The Colorado Center for the Blind FAST program will therefore host a virtual get-together every other Friday evening at 7:00 PM., starting April 24.
April 24: We have all been doing school and work online for weeks now. Some of it is going okay, but there are also real barriers for blind students in the virtual classroom. In light of this ever-changing virtual learning landscape our blind and visually impaired students face due to the pandemic, the Colorado Center for the Blind want to know how this is affecting blind and visually impaired students and to see if there are resources we can offer. We know that by now, most if not all of your school districts have made the difficult decision that in-person classes will not return the remainder of this school year. The Colorado Center for the Blind, the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado and the National Federation of the Blind stand together in supporting your educational and extracurricular needs.
Here are a couple of resources to get started with:
- Don’t Be A Barrier, Be accessible Now ( https://www.nfb.org/blog/dont-be-barrier-be-accessible-now )
- Complete the Education Technology Survey (https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/legal-program/education-technology-survey)
Oh, and we’ll definitely include some fun and “social” activities too!
For additional information or to receive the Zoom Meeting link/phone number, please contact Martin Becerra-Miranda by emailing email@example.com
Be safe, be kind and be fair,
Director of Youth Services
Colorado Center for the Blind