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Walking the Virtual Halls at CCB

Moving out of your virtual classroom into the main “lobby,” you could very easily run into a classmate or another instructor, identifiable by their name in the participants list. Not by their video image, however, because of course class time, even remotely, is sleep shade time, too. Still, you might […]

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“Katie Goes to Blind School” #ColoradoGives

Good evening! This is the last blast for Colorado Gives Day. Promise. There’s still time to donate to the Colorado Center for the Blind at the Colorado Gives page And as your reward for clicking on this post, you get to meet Katie. She’s a career social worker whose degenerative […]

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Blindness Skills & Confidence More Necessary Than Ever #ColoradoGives

The skills of independence for our blind students, and indeed for our staff, are more critical in these difficult times than ever before. Even though the world has changed we all at the Colorado Center are still able to work with our students so that they will gain belief in […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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Happy 80th NFB! @nfb_voice @nfbco

The National Federation of the Blind is 80 Today! The NFB is the largest organization of blind people in the United States (indeed, the world), and its positive impact on the lives of blind Americans is unequaled. In fact, the Colorado Center for the Blind wouldn’t be here if it […]

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Horsing Around with Arapahoe County Sheriff Office’s mounted Unit @ArapahoeSO

Monday August 3 students and staff at the Colorado Center for the Blind met up with members of the Arapahoe County Sheriff Offices Mounted Unit at nearby Sterne Park. When Lt. Rich Anselmi, the unit’s commander first contacted Executive Director Julie Deden a while back about planning something together, Julie […]

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How we held our first Juneteenth celebration

Last month we celebrated Juneteenth for the first time at the center, thanks to a request made by two of our students, Q and James, shown left to right above. James is from Georgia and wanted to have a Juneteenth celebration because the day is celebrated back home. Julie readily […]

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We’re in NFB Convention Mode, Virtually! #NFB20

Every summer we pack ourselves up, staff, ITP students and summer students, and head out to the National Federation of the Blind convention, wherever that may be – Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas. This year it was going to be in Houston. It often proves to be one of the most […]

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Giving Back – A Tribute to Robert Dyson

By Julie Deden For the past 16 years when you called the Center, you would talk to Robert. His welcoming voice was the hallmark of the Center and our NFB office.  Shortly after the first of the year, Robert let us know that he’d decided to move to Canon City […]