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Friday’s Fish Flaying

Okay, it wasn’t that gruesome! But it was the 11th year that Professor Terry Harrison has led a shark dissection at the Colorado Center for the Blind. The idea was, and still is, to give blind youth a chance to get really hands-on with science. In this case, anatomy. Every […]

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Perez’s Mini-meal & the Mushroom Thief

The kitchens at CCB are just a few steps away from the lobby where Robert mans the front desk and management offices are located. Because our students are constantly cooking up amazing things in the kitchens, the odors filling the lobby area are sometimes maddenly wonderful. That was certainly the […]

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See What Graham’s Doing Here

You hear from us all the time about what’s going on at the Center, so here’s a chance to get a student’s story from the very first. Graham arrived in Denver from Brooklyn in mid-October, and he’s been blogging each week about his time at the Center for his friends […]

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#Thanksgiving Turkeys and Structured Discovery

Before learning to carve a turkey, a blind person can greatly benefit from learning the bird by touch – how things are connected and how they will come apart. Since our students and Home Management staff started preparations for our own Thanksgiving meal (held a week before the actual holiday) […]

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Thankful for Each Other: Our 2016 #Thanksgiving Together

We were more than ready by noon last Thursday! we’d been waiting for this meal for two weeks, smelling the roasting turkeys and the pies and so much more! Of course, all of our students had a part in preparing it, so they’d been right in the kitchen smelling what […]

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Shark Dissection with @ArapahoeCC’s Terry Harrison Friday! #STEM

It’s that time of the year. Just as we start to think about turkey and stuffing with cranberries, it’s time for blind kids in the area to get hands-on with shark innards! As he has for more than a decade, Arapahoe Community College’s Biology Professor Terry Harrison will lead a […]

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Sharing art before next week’s Shared Visions @artacunningham @ArapahoeCC

With just a week to go before the third annual exhibit, “Shared Visions Collaborative Artworks”, some Center art students traveled to Arapahoe Community College to make some art and to offer some feedback to painting students on their tactile works. For their very first class with Ann Cunningham, the newest […]

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From Super Bowl Parade to Freedom Bells: A Video Retrospective of 2016

Got about 20 minutes to be wowed? We’re just back from our 2016 National Federation of the Blind of Colorado Convention in Lone Tree from October 27 to 30. All staff and students attended and, since we’re an NFB training center (the NFB of Colorado started the Center in 1988), […]

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The Excited Hostess: Hindley’s Mini-meal

Hindley didn’t really cook when she first arrived at the Center. She’d never used a hot oven. That’s all changed, as her mini-meal clearly demonstrated:

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Body Pads and Karate Punches: Tuesday’s Orange Belts

Another round of testing for the Martial Arts class on Tuesday was followed by an awards ceremony. The entire Center turned out in the gym as five students and Travel Instructor Steve Patten all received orange belts from Karate Denver instructors Rachel and Travis. Steve is a bit of a […]