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Blind people need to know about colors too, & Other First-day-of-summer Lessons

Cadence shows how to tell which one is her Backpack on the hooks

That was one of the first lessons of the first day of summer for Confidence Camp kids this morning. “If someone asks you what your backpack looks like, what are you going to tell them?” the lesson continued. Yes, Monday began with learning for the 10 5 to 12-year-olds. It went on from there, including […]

The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

Amber using a shovel in the garden for the 1st time with Annette and Barb

No matter what the calendar says, it’s the first week of summer. The temps are in the 90s, the garden is being planted and summer staff are shadowing their ITP staff counterparts. Friday 25 teenagers (summer students) begin arriving and on Monday the elementary Confidence Camp kids start too. So here’s another first or two. […]

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

CCB 20th Anniversary photo

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 […]

Celebrate Spring with FAST Friday Fun & Games May 11!

CCB Summer students Mary and Cheyene get on the tandem bikes with EyeCycle Volunteers while Christina waits her turn

The entire family is welcome to come and enjoy FAST Friday Fun and Games on May 11 at 5:30 with staff and students at the Colorado Center for the Blind. This will be an active FAST Friday. We will be getting out and enjoying the beautiful spring weather, playing some kickball, string ball, learning to […]

Technology Giveaway in Memory of Former Summer Student, Staffer Megan Bening

Grinning, Megan shows the Apple watch on her wrist to the camera

We want to tell people about the Megan Bening Memorial Fund Technology Giveaway by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) because it will put over $10,000 of technology into the hands of blind and low vision students. But we also want to tell you about it because Megan Bening was one of […]

Come join us for our Elementary Summer Program: 2018 CONFIDENCE CAMP FOR KIDS!

Confidence Camp kids in Downtown Denver

2-week program dates: June 11 – 15 & 18 – 22, 2018; (Monday – Friday) day camp Times: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm For ages 5-11 Contact: Brent Batron, Director of Youth Programs, 303-778-1130 ext 222, bbatron@cocenter.org. Download the Confidence Camp Application as a PDF file Download the Confidence Camp Application as a Word Document […]

#FAST Friday to Explore the Stars with @AstronomyatACC

Astronomy Event - Telescope and tactile graphics in front of a star filled night sky

Whirling overhead at all times are stars, planets – whole galaxies. Humans have always wondered at them and about them. Blindness is no impediment to curiosity, including in the area of astronomy, nor is their any reason blind people can’t learn much in this field, often thought to be too visual. Some have even become […]

Reminder: FAST Friday Fast Approaching!

Do You Dream in Color? Poster

March 9 will be Movie Night And our next FAST Friday at the Colorado Center for the Blind – our monthly activity for blind youth and their families. We’ll kick the evening off with pizza, then watch the documentary film, “Do You Dream in Color?” It follows four California high school students who are blind […]

Blowing off Steam After Competing in the Braille Challenge CSDBBulldogs

A student in sleepshades prepares to make a throw iwht the goal ball

After spending much of the day in their chairs, giving their best in various Braille skills as part of the 2018 Braille Challenge, participants in the Metro area competition found goal ball the perfect way to unwind. It’s the third year we’ve hosted the event for Metro-area kids, which is organized in Colorado by the […]