Tag: Breaking Blind

  • Blindness training goals delayed by social distancing? Check out the new Breaking Blind Podcast

    Blindness training goals delayed by social distancing? Check out the new Breaking Blind Podcast

    Corey and David talk about traffic sounds before making a street crossing
    You know, this pandemic shutdown has been going on for a minute. Especially if you are a student at the Colorado Center for the Blind, or someone waiting to come, or someone newly blind and trying to figure out how to do the simplest things you used to do now that you’re blind, let alone how you can live the life you want. Our students’ had their programs interrupted, some only a week or two from graduating. Prospective students who’ve been talking with Executive Director Julie Deden for months found their start dates paused indefinitely.

    That’s what makes the Breaking Blind Podcast so timely and, for many, so essential.… Read the rest “Blindness training goals delayed by social distancing? Check out the new Breaking Blind Podcast”

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  • #BreakingBlind: How a Blind Person Makes Fudge, @WEFitwellness @MBassmaster

    #BreakingBlind:  How a Blind Person Makes Fudge, @WEFitwellness @MBassmaster

    What could be more fitting on the shortest day of the year than a video about making fudge? Here’s Maureen with another Breaking Blind video with a holiday theme!

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  • #Breaking Blind: How a Blind Person Makes Sugar Scrub, @WEFitwellness @MBassmaster

    #Breaking Blind: How a Blind Person Makes Sugar Scrub, @WEFitwellness @MBassmaster

    Here’s the first of a couple of holiday videos from our own Maureen’s Breaking Blind channel. Because … well, there might still be a few people who haven’t run across it yet!

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  • The Blind Sniff Test: Maureen & Delfina Call #HowEyeSeeIt Video Out

    The Blind Sniff Test:  Maureen & Delfina Call #HowEyeSeeIt Video Out

    Does blindness cause people to be unable to tell the difference between water and vinegar? That’s what one #HowEyeSeeIt video concludes. Two of our Home Management Instructors suggest that there’s more than a whiff of the ridiculous in that.

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  • Breaking Blind: How a Blind Person Washes a Car

    Breaking Blind: How a Blind Person Washes a Car

    If you didn’t know it already, Maureen is diva of the Breaking Blind YouTube channel. Teaching Home Management at the Colorado Center for the Blind is just her day job. This video was shot late last summer, and is timely now that the weather’s finally turned hot again …

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  • Breaking Blind on “Shared Visions” Tactile Art Exhibit

    The “Shared Visions” exhibit at Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts on November 19 and 20 was a big success, featuring numerous multi-media and very tactile paintings by students in Nathan Abels‘ painting classes, as well as pottery pieces from joint activities between Center students in Ann Cunningham‘s art classes here and those in classes taught by Katie caron, Ceramics Coordinator at ACC.

    In addition, the cooperative activities and exhibit were featured on the Breaking Blind YouTube channel in two videos. See what Maureen has to say and what she experiences:

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  • YouTube Star Expert Advocate Joins WE Fit Wellness Team

    YouTube Star Expert Advocate Joins WE Fit Wellness Team

    (Editor’s Note: We’re pleased to share this press release from WE Fit Wellness, both because it involves our own Maureen Nietfeld and because the Center is an underwriter of WE Fit’s initiatives.

    Colorado Springs, Colorado (September 1, 2015). Today, WE Fit Wellness announced the addition of Maureen Neitfeld to their team of expert advocates. Neitfeld stars on her own YouTube channel, Breaking Blind, which has nearly 10,000 subscribers and climbing. WE Fit Wellness is launching a multimedia initiative, which will include podcasts, community radio, WE Can Culture workshops, and the Breaking Blind YouTube channel.
    In January of 2015, WE Fit Wellness launched its programs to bring exercise and nutrition options to underserved communities.… Read the rest “YouTube Star Expert Advocate Joins WE Fit Wellness Team”

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