Category: From The Director

  • From the Director: Determination, Challenge, Creativity and Resolve #ColoradoGives

    From the Director:  Determination, Challenge, Creativity and Resolve #ColoradoGives

    Colorado Gives Day Logo 12.8.20

    Dear CCB Friends and Family –

    All of us at the Colorado Center for the Blind hope that each of you had a nice Thanksgiving. The year of 2020 has brought a great deal of determination, challenge, creativity and resolve to us at CCB. The determination came from the staff who are dedicated and committed to work with our students of all ages. The challenge has been to make sure that we could continue to provide training to all of our students and our seniors in a safe manner. The creativity has been instrumental to develop innovative ways for our students and seniors to learn and to gain confidence.… Read the rest “From the Director: Determination, Challenge, Creativity and Resolve #ColoradoGives”

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  • CCB 2020: Resilience in a Year of Challenge @nfbco #nfbco20

    We put this video together to serve as our report to the NFB of Colorado’s 2020 Virtual Convention October 29-31. We wanted to show the creativity of our staff and determination of our blind students of all ages to obtain the blindness skills that mean independence, which are necessary despite this pandemic. In fact, the importance of independence and blindness skills is even more critical than ever. Since filming and first showing this video, we have again moved our Independence Training Program (ITP) to be virtual until after the first of the year, while also discontinuing in-person (and socially-distanced) training sessions with our blind seniors.… Read the rest “CCB 2020: Resilience in a Year of Challenge @nfbco #nfbco20”

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  • A salute to Our Graduates #COGivesDay

    A salute to Our Graduates #COGivesDay

    Executive Director Julie Deden wrote this salute to the final five students graduating from the Colorado Center for the Blind in 2019.

    Colorado Gives Day is this Tuesday, December 10, and as we do each year at this time, we are asking for your financial support for our programs at the Colorado Center for the Blind. In the next couple of weeks, five students will graduate from our Independence Training program. Each of these students have made tremendous accomplishments that will propel them towards an exciting life. Each of them now realizes that being blind does not need to stop them from doing what they want to do with their lives.… Read the rest “A salute to Our Graduates #COGivesDay”

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  • Help Us Celebrate Thirty Years of the Colorado Center for the Blind at #NFB18 in Orlando!

    Help Us Celebrate Thirty Years of the Colorado Center for the Blind at #NFB18 in Orlando!

    Did you attend the Colorado Center for the Blind, as an adult or in a summer youth program, or were a staff member at one time? We invite former students and staff, as well as prospective students to join us in celebration of 30 years of providing the training and tools that blind people need to live the lives we want!

    On Friday, July 6 at the 2018 convention of the National Federation of the Blind in Orlando, we’ll celebrate our 30th Anniversary! We’ll hear from staff and students, past and present. Diane McGeorge will describe what it was like in 1988 when she opened the center, Tom Anderson will reminisce about his adventures, and you will hear from many others about how the center has changed their lives.… Read the rest “Help Us Celebrate Thirty Years of the Colorado Center for the Blind at #NFB18 in Orlando!”

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  • From Super Bowl Parade to Freedom Bells: A Video Retrospective of 2016

    From Super Bowl Parade to Freedom Bells: A Video Retrospective of 2016

    Got about 20 minutes to be wowed?

    We’re just back from our 2016 National Federation of the Blind of Colorado Convention in Lone Tree from October 27 to 30. All staff and students attended and, since we’re an NFB training center (the NFB of Colorado started the Center in 1988), Executive Director Julie Deden always makes a report the the entire convention about all that’s happened in the last year. It’s always a highlight of an affiliate convention that is full of highlights. This year Julie’s report included this video of 2016 highlights and retrospective of our graduates this year.… Read the rest “From Super Bowl Parade to Freedom Bells: A Video Retrospective of 2016”

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  • Our Independence Training Program Video Updated for 2016

    Our Independence Training Program Video Updated for 2016

    We’ve updated our Independence Training Program in time for the National Federation of the Blind’s 2016 convention June 30 to July 5 in Orlando. There are new voices as well as well-known ones, new insights and time-tested gems as well about how the Center’s program can help blind students take charge of their lives with confidence and self-reliance. It’s live, so take a peek on our YouTube channell now!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1GLQmSWTGc

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  • Holiday Message from the Director

    Holiday Message from the Director

    We at the Colorado Center for the Blind appreciate your support! As a result of Colorado gives day we raised over $20,000. These funds will make it possible for us to serve more kids this summer in our Confidence camp and will also provide us with funds so that we can meet more seniors who are losing their vision and show them that they can still enjoy their lives and be independent.

    Our message got out to the Denver Metro area as we also appeared on 9News the morning of December 8 in seven segments with the National Sports Center for the Disabled, showcasing our students and staff running the NSCD Moves obstacle course, as well as working in the shop and talking about seniors.… Read the rest “Holiday Message from the Director”

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