Out of Chute Number 18, the Thursday CCB Tour for @WesternWelcomeWeek!

two women at the front of a group toss a hefty goal ball back and forth
Two of our Monday tour guests test the weight of a Goal Ball.

Thursday, August 18

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

a young man releases the ball waist-high at the end of his spin, his feet off the floor
Christian played Goal Ball in high school, and it shows as the crowd watches him leave the ground on a spinning throw.

That’s right, this rodeo isn’t over yet!

If you missed the fun on Monday evening, you still have another shot tomorrow. Nearly 70 of our Littleton neighbors (and some who happened to be visiting from out of town) stopped by the Colorado Center for the Blind to find out what we’re up to at 2233 W. Shepperd Avenue. They talked with staff and students in the kitchens, the technology labs, the Braille classrooms and the Woodshop. They discussed techniques of traveling with a white cane and checked out some live goal ball action. And they heard about our programs for youth and seniors.

 

a young woman holds a twenty dollar bill under her iPhone camera.
Suzie shows how she identifies currency with an app on her smart phone and its screen reader.

The best part for us was simply the chance to meet with so many folks – some who live only a block or two away and some who didn’t know that we were even in town. We appreciate all the appreciation our guests expressed as they left, but some of us at the Center were buzzing until bedtime with the fun of it all! So our thanks to all who came!

Okay, if you couldn’t make it Monday, join us tomorrow afternoon! Maybe this will be the best tour yet.

(Spoiler: There might be cookies and brownies at the end of the tour!)

 

a seated young man in sleepshades uses a Brailler as two children look over his shoulder
Kids especially enjoyed getting a card with their names written in Braille. Two watch as Jackson types one out on a Perkins Brailler.

Dan Burke

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