Focused, intense training in cane travel will transform an apprehensive, timid student into a confident traveler capable of going anywhere. We welcome dog guide users and work with them to increase their skills in using the long white cane.
Going to work, running errands, and meeting a friend for dinner are everyday things that blind people can do! Our cane travel curriculum includes how to use public transportation including bus, light rail train; how to cross intersections of all types and difficulty. Our travel teachers are certified mobility and orientation instructors.
Photos of our Cane Travel Program in Action!
Rocky and Christina doing a street crossing
Carolina, Leilani and Charles out on Travel along the gravel trail West of the Center
Corey decides when it is clear to go and starts the street crossing
Blind Senior in a red hat marches in the Parade with a group from the Colorado Center for the Blind
Eileen, 92, is flanked by Senior Services Director Duncan Larsen and Senior Outreach Specialist Chris Kinney during the Littleton Western Welcome Week Parade. In front of them is Ashley and behind them are Martin and Brad.
Andres stepping on to the light rail
Trevor out walking with his cane and sleepshades
Large group of CCB staff and students walk along the curve of the sidewalk toward the Art Gallery building
Scott walking with a cane through the front lobby
Kirsten with David working on cane travel in the front lobby
a blind instructor talks with his student, a senior woman as they walk with white canes along a residential street
Dishon and Olive on the return leg of a travel lesson near the center. Seniors in Charge this year was blessed with lovely fall days.
Libby and Chaz about to get on an RTD Bus
Rebecca out on travel in front of a grassy hillside
Wayne with 2 Wyoming IL folks in trave walking from the front lobby through the door past the lockers
Ty and Chloe ride the Light Rail
seven people go out the front door with white canes
Senior students and staff head out to get some groceries. Left to right: Sheila, Anahit, Dianne H., Wayne, Ralph L., Marianne and Petr.
Ernesto, Taylor and Jordan on their way back from Travel Class
Lauren walking down the sidewalk and talking on the phone
Andres gets ready to get on an RTD Bus
Andres walks along a neighborhood street
a senior woman navigates the hallway among other students with her instructor following
Janice and Chris return from a travel lesson and got caught in the traffic between ITP classes, which Janice navigated smoothly. Julie Deden is coming up behind them.
Man standing with white cane on a snowy pedestrian-bike path, rail fence behind him.
Barry wondered how many miles he put on during his day (four classes) as travel instructor. This is during the final hour, along the South Platte trail near the center.
Garret works with Faye, Garrett T.,and Kayla in the Gym on holding their canes properly
Wayne works with Judy under sleepshades outside the front of the Center showing her how to hold the cane and get good feedback from the edge of the sidewalk and the grassy area
A man with a white cane finds his way past lockers and soda machine wearing sleepshades
A young boy walking along the sidewalk using his white cane
Andy followed by Zach walk with their canes along Prince street on the way to the Bus station
Christina getting on the bus
Cristian and Charis Hike along the Clear Creek Trail
Scott and Christie walking with canes and sleepshades in front of the CCB building
Petr and Diane H. returning from travel in the rain
Christina getting on the train
A young man gives a senior woman a cane lesson on the stairs
Group hike at Bear Creek Lake Park
Brad out on travel with Charles and Jackson
Corey and David talk about traffic sounds before making a street crossing
Nick crossing Shepperd Ave
Andres about to board the light rail
Andres runs to catch his train
Rebecca out on Travel near the Greenway entry on Prince Street
A man in winter clothes and boots extends his cane as he walks along a cleared, but snowy bike-pedestrian path, the South Platte to his right, a pedestrian bridge is further back, and the late-day winter sun on the snowy Rockies in the far distance.
Barry loves travel class so much he wanted to teach it for Role Reversal Day, but he’s also considering it as a profession when he graduates.
Amanda coming down the steps at the Light Rail Station
Kyra and Trevor walking to the pond for Birding by Ear Class
Christie walking with her cane in front of the CCB street sign
Amanda crossing a bridge near the Light Rail Station
Seniors out for a hike along one of the Greenway trails
Amanda, Rocky and Christina at the Light Rail Station just as the train arrives
Christina and Rocky about to get on the Light Rail
Lisa makes turns in her chair in the gym to find various destinations – Duncan instructing
Rocky and Christina crossing the tracks
A group of students about to board the Light Rail
Shaun, Davina, Loren, Mikayla and Dan cross at Church and Prince on the way to ACC
Monique Melton gives a travel demo to a News 9 reporter
a smiling woman with a cart full of groceries outside the store
Lyne did her mini-meal shopping at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in early 2017. She planned, shopped, prepared and served for 15 people.
A woman wearing sleep shades returns to the Center with her white cane in one hand and umbrella in the other
a group of people carrying white canes walk down the middle of a street
CCB marchers in the 2012 parade.
Richie, Chandler and a group of CCB students start up the escalator at Union Station
Amanda getting on the train
Holly and Petr returning to the Center after a Cane Travel lesson
Seniors hike along a Greenway Trail
Laurie uses a pencil grip on her cane and takes her first step down the stairs – Petr instructing
Christie going down the stairs for the 1st time with a cane and wearing sleepshades
Loren listens to the news on his phone while waiting on a train
An older woman uses a support cane in her left hand and shorelines on the right with her white cane while her instructor observes
Kathy quickly found her level using a white cane in one hand and support cane in the other. And she and her instructor Stephanie B took full advantage of the fall afternoon out front at the center.
Andres hurries along a busy street to get to the light rail station
Aylin carrying in lots of grocery bags for her mini meal
Thomas about to board the RTD Bus