Category: Events

  • Some Final Party Particulars

    Tom Anderson reading Braille with a student

    Just a few weeks away from May 15 and Tom Anderson’s retirement party!  The response is exciting – we’ve received more than 70 RSVPs already!
    Here are some more details about the party and some info for those who won’t be able to attend:

    When:  5 p.m. May 15

    Where: Colorado Center for the Blind
    2233 W. Shepperd Ave, Littleton, CO 80120

    What:    Light snacks followed by sandwiches, pasta salad, and retirement cake and a program!  There will also be beer and wine.

    We open the doors at 5 p.m. on Friday, and the formal program begins at 6:30 with raves and roasts from Diane McGeorge, Duncan Larsen, students past and present, as well as a light-hearted skit. … Read the rest “Some Final Party Particulars”


  • The Oscars and Partnering with Comcast on X1 Access

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    When Comcast’s Mary Spillane called earlier this month to ask if we would work with them to test and improve the Talking Guide for the X1 cable box, we were naturally excited. Comcast gave us an X1 box with a year of cable service – and a new TV – so we could use, evaluate and demonstrate the accessibility. Mary said they wanted us to give feedback, and we’ve already begun to do so.

    Mary was excited to have us on board, but I think she was just as excited about tonight’s Oscars broadcast, when Comcast’s new commercial “Emily’s Oz” will debut,” with narration by Robert Redford.… Read the rest “The Oscars and Partnering with Comcast on X1 Access”


  • Braille Challenge at CCB February 5

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    (Editor’s Note: We are delighted to be partnering with the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind on this year’s Braille Challenge, a nationwide competition sponsored by the Braille Institute. It’s the first time that a test site has been located in the Denver Metro area. Below is the press release.) We’re all going to have a great time with Braille!

    Braille Competition to Test Skills of Metro Kids:</h2

    CCB Partners with CSDB to Host Nationwide Program

    Contact: CSDB: Diane Covington, or 719-661-0941
    CCB: Brent Batron, or 303-778-1130 x222

    Littleton – More than 20 students from across the state who are blind and visually impaired will test their Braille skills in an academic competition unlike any other at the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton on Thursday, February 5.… Read the rest “Braille Challenge at CCB February 5”


  • Our Colorado Gives Day 2014 Results

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    Thanks to 67 generous donors we raised $12,901 online on December 9, and received another $520 in checks and cash, bringing our total to $13,421!

    In addition, the online figure makes us eligible for a small portion of the $1 million incentive fund put up by FirstBank and Community First Foundation. A total of $26.2 million was donated to more than 1600 Colorado nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day 2014

    We are grateful to all of our friends who continue to support us with donations ranging from $10 to $3000, but it’s also exciting to be part of the largest giving day of the year in Colorado!… Read the rest “Our Colorado Gives Day 2014 Results”


  • A Little More About Cafe Americana

    (Mosaic, our 2014 fund-raising event, will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 5 here at the Center. We’re especially excited out our main musical guests, Café Americana, and we want you to be excited too! Here’s a bit more about them, and don’t forget to buy your tickets using the link on this page!)

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    We’ve captured a few strays from the Denver area acoustic roots band Stray Dog: Eric Woods, Zac Cottrell & Anne and Joe Rigley. From numerous original songs, acoustic interpretations of classic rock tunes, 1940’s jazz standards, all the way to bluegrass and blues, they put their own mark on a broad, eclectic mix of music.

    Read the rest “A Little More About Cafe Americana”


  • 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!”


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