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Waiting for the Next Snowstorm

When a foot of snow fell in late February, students leaped at the chance to make a snow person, as they called it. For those from warmer regions of the country, it was their first such creation. The result, pictured here, was affectionately dubbed Callie Rado. Wearing sleepshades and a […]

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Blindness Skills & Confidence More Necessary Than Ever #ColoradoGives

The skills of independence for our blind students, and indeed for our staff, are more critical in these difficult times than ever before. Even though the world has changed we all at the Colorado Center are still able to work with our students so that they will gain belief in […]

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CCB 2020: Resilience in a Year of Challenge @nfbco #nfbco20

We put this video together to serve as our report to the NFB of Colorado’s 2020 Virtual Convention October 29-31. We wanted to show the creativity of our staff and determination of our blind students of all ages to obtain the blindness skills that mean independence, which are necessary despite […]

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How we held our first Juneteenth celebration

Last month we celebrated Juneteenth for the first time at the center, thanks to a request made by two of our students, Q and James, shown left to right above. James is from Georgia and wanted to have a Juneteenth celebration because the day is celebrated back home. Julie readily […]

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“How My Life Changed at the Colorado Center for the Blind” @CatchTheseWords

Editor’s Note: We introduced you to holly some months ago, when the weather was warmer and she was a relatively new student at the center. She comes from the United Kingdom and her drive to attend the Colorado Center for the Blind stems in part from the fact that, as […]

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A salute to Our Graduates #COGivesDay

Executive Director Julie Deden wrote this salute to the final five students graduating from the Colorado Center for the Blind in 2019. Colorado Gives Day is this Tuesday, December 10, and as we do each year at this time, we are asking for your financial support for our programs at […]

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A Fountain of Challenge and Success: Founders Honored in Baltimore McGeorge Living Room! #cogives

On a recent visit to the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, Center Director Julie Deden and I were able to preview the new McGeorge Living Room at the NFB’s headquarters. It is a comfortable, couch-bestrewn space with a fireplace in the center of the room. From one corner […]

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Meet Adama, a Disability-rights Champion from Sierra Leone

For the past three weeks, we’ve been delighted to have Adama Conteh as a special student at the Colorado Center for the Blind. Adama is from Sierra Leone, a country of about 6 million in West Africa. She has been in the U.S. under the sponsorship of Hope International, which […]

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CCB Senior & Alum Launches “the Tactile Traveler” Radio Program & Podcast @kdnkradio

You can’t keep Nicky out of the news. Glenwood Springs’s Nick Isenberg, who first attended our Seniors in Charge program and then came back to complete the Independence Training Program at age 73, is back in the news where he spent his professional career. This time it’s as “The Tactile […]

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Meanwhile, down in the gym, a dozen blind students were dissecting dog sharks! @ArapahoeCC

These Denver high school students, Deya and Alma were two of the dozen middle school to college prep students who experienced all the sensory data of a spiny dog shark when they opened one up today at the Center. Well, except for taste. Thanks again to Arapahoe Community College’s Biology […]