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#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 […]

Dreaming of warmer weather? Announcing dates for our 2018 Summer Youth Programs!

Four rafts head toward white water

Summer 2018 When it snows in Georgia, when it’s warmer in Atlanta, Idaho than it is in Atlanta, Georgia in January (I checked it, 32 versus 30 degrees) … Well, it’s time to talk about Summer 2018 and our residential youth programs! Below you will find the dates of our three residential programs, links to […]

What is the Colorado Center for the Blind All About? #COGivesDay17

Text - What is the Colorado Center for the Blind All About? CCB Street sign and ColoradoGives 2017 Logo

We put this video together especially to link from our Colorado Gives Day page this year for those who might not have heard of us or know exactly what we’re about. Colorado Gives Day is December 5, and donations received that day online receive a share of an incentive fund, as well as being subject […]

Summer Was Fun, and Especially Our Saturday Science Day!

Trevor with Maggie and Amy assembling robots

Here are a few pics from our Science Saturday way back in July! Studens rotated between three stations – basic chemistry, a station dedicated to weather, and a robotics class using Lego Mindstorms. With the first serious fall weather this week – misty rain, leaves turning and starting to litter the lawns and sidewalks – […]

Youth Programs Receive Anonymous $10,000 Donation

Garret works with 3 summer students in the Gym on holding their canes properly

Recently, we were elated to get notification that we had received an anonymous donation of $10,000 designated for our Youth Programs through our Colorado Gives portal. We often receive donations in this way and welcome every one of them. But such generous donations as this one are, not surprisingly, a little out of the norm. […]

Weather, Robots and Chemistry: Summer Science Seminar is Saturday!

Jamie (bottom right) holding the rocket with a group of CCB youth launching water rockets

Blind people can and are scientists, even though too often blind youth are discouraged or set off to the side in science classes. With that in mind, each year we conduct a Saturday Science Seminar in conjunction with our summer programs. It’s not exclusive, however, as blind youth are invited whether or not they’re in […]

Summer Youth Explore the Garden

Large group of Summer Youth out in the garden with their bags full of things they picked

Today we start up again after our annual trip to the National Fedeeration of the Blind Convention in Orlando, but the CCB summer students got back in the swing of things yesterday. Since it was our appointed gardening day with the Master Gardeners, summer students and staff got the privilege of bringing in the first […]