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Colorado Gives Day Logo 12.10.19

Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 10!

Like holiday shopping, you can get your giving done early. Schedule your Colorado Gives contribution now, and check it off your list!

World-Renowned Training Center

Montage: A woman is reading Braille, a student uses a table saw, a technology table display, a student slicing potatoes, a group od students Whitewater Rafting, and 2 students in cane travel catching the train
Founded in 1988, the Colorado Center for the Blind is a world-renowned training center located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Littleton, Colorado, about 13 miles south of Denver.

Grounded in the National Federation of the Blind’s positive philosophy of blindness, the Colorado Center for the Blind provides innovative teaching techniques, daily challenges and self-confidence that are the building blocks of independence, opportunity and success. Day after day, year after year, blind students leave the Colorado Center for the Blind’s training program as living examples of the NFB’s motto: “With effective training and opportunity, blind people can compete on terms of equality with their sighted peers.”

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We’re thankful for each other.

December 1, 2022 at 8:06 am

And we are thankful for your support on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, Dec. 6!

Maureen, David, and Logan Looking at Artwork at at Shared Visions ACC-CCB Tactile Art Show 11-2022

The Colorado Center for the Blind is a training center and community of blind and low vision people proudly affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind. We believe blind people can do anything. Every day, we encourage and challenge each student—and they come to understand their potential as they build the skills and confidence to live the life they want. Because when you believe in yourself and experience a thriving community of positive blind people, nothing can hold you back from pursuing your dreams.

And that’s just what Maureen refers to in this Face Book post she made early Thanksgiving morning:

I’m so grateful that in the winter of 2009, I decided to take a chance.

Read the rest “We’re thankful for each other.”

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Our Programs

a smiling woman with a cart full of groceries outside the store

Our Independence Training Program (ITP) is designed for blind adults (18 years of age and older).  Typically students complete the program in six to nine months while residing in nearby McGeorge Mountain Terrace apartments, which are owned by the Center. 

Smiling young man prepares to board the RTD bus

The Summer Youth Programs at the Colorado Center for the Blind are designed to provide students with the opportunity to obtain skills needed to achieve success in school, interact with peers in a variety of social situations, gain a knowledge of the working world, and build self-confidence and self-esteem.

A senior woman and man explore a Braille cell with touch

The Colorado Center for the Blind works to change the experience of older blind and visually impaired persons from frustration to independence. With education and training seniors can and do obtain the skills and confidence necessary to stay in their own homes and continue be contributing members of their communities.

The CCB College Prep class listen to a Presentation at ACC Student Access Services

As part of our Independence Training Program, the Colorado Center for the Blind offers a College Prep course to those students interested in going on to college or in returning to college after training at the Center.

Sally chopping Bell Peppers

The Colorado Center for the Blind shares its expertise on blindness with other professionals serving the blind and visually impaired through interactive and hands-on trraining seminars.

Watch Our Program in Action