Older Blind Staff Directory – Robert Dyson

Job Title
Intake Specialist

Robert Dyson is a native of Colorado and has lived here most of his life. He lost his vision as a result of diabetes and attended the Center in 1994. He learned to read again using Braille and technology, and how to travel anywhere with his long white cane. After graduation, Robert did an internship at the Department of Labor and was hired by Diners Club in 1996. He worked there for three years. He was hired at the Center in 2002 and was the voice who greeted everyone on the phone or as they came in the front door until 2020, when he moved to Canon City to be nearer to his family. Robert now works remotely in our Older Blind programs. Again, Robert’s is often the voice older blind folks and their families hear when they reach out to the Center. He makes many of the initial contacts with new people and helps facilitate our online support groups. Robert loves the Center and feels it is wonderful to work in a place where you can see all the good that happens to people and their lives with a little skill training and also the re-building of their self-confidence. He is grateful for how the Colorado Center changed his life completely and gave him back the chance to live a life of respect and dignity.