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April’s FAST Saturday at @DenverArtMuseum #TactileTables

April’s FAST Saturday at @DenverArtMuseum #TactileTables

Join us for the April Fun Activities and Skills Training (FAST) on Saturday, April 13 at the Denver Art Museum. We’ll be exploring “Treasures of British Art” at DAM’s Tactile Tables. It’s art that is accessible to everyone, except that there is room for only fifteen in our group! Admission to the museum is free. […]

It’s slimy, it’s smelly, it’s SCIENCE! Shark Dissection coming March 15

It’s slimy, it’s smelly, it’s SCIENCE! Shark Dissection coming March 15

The annual shark dissection at the Colorado Center for the Blind with Arapahoe Community College Biology/Anatomy Professor Terry Harrison will be held: Friday, March 15, 2019 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Colorado Center for the Blind 2233 W. Shepperd Ave. Littleton, CO 80120 Here’s a great accessible STEM activity for blind students Grades 6 and […]

Thanks to @RepDianaDeGette for meeting with @nfbco during #NFBinDC, shown here with our 2 high school students!

2019 HS Students at NFBinDC, L-R Ian Lee, Rep Diana DeGette, Deyannira Villa Cazares

It was a busy time In Washington, DC that week of January 28. Okay, that’s an understatement. Congresswoman Diana DeGette was called down to the House floor for a vote just as we were getting off the elevator. (We know this because a bell rings in the House office buildings calling members to the floor, […]

Here’s news about the 2 high school students who submitted successful essays to attend #NFBinDC with @nfbco:

Here’s news about the 2 high school students who submitted successful essays to attend #NFBinDC with @nfbco:

Editor’s Note: In the fall we invited blind Colorado high school students to apply for our first-ever scholarship to attend the National Federation of the Blind‘s annual Washington Seminar. Students were asked to submit an essay telling us why they wanted to go, and we selected two students to come with us. In fact, that’s […]

How to get full, really and thankfully full on FAST Saturday!

How to get full, really and thankfully full on FAST Saturday!

Saturday, November 10 was a full day – full of learning and, by about 1:30, we were all just full. Twenty-four came for our FAST (Fun Activities and Skills Training) Thanksgiving meal. A mix of blind youth, parents, teachers, staff and volunteers (and one little brother) made an early Thanksgiving meal, substituting chickens for a […]

FAST (Fun Activities & Skills Training) Kicks Off the Year with Family Movie Night Friday #BlindYouth

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Movie and Pizza for our first FAST Friday! That sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Even better is that we’ll be watching an audio-described version of the all-time favorite, “Toy Story.” It’s Martin’s favorite movie! Audio description provides information to blind and visually impaired viewers that would otherwise be inaccessible to them – short descriptions of […]

Is summer really coming to an end? Our Summer Earn and Learn Students finish up their jobs Friday! #ShareLittleton

Beth at the coffee machine behind the counter at Dirt Coffee

Yes, summer is racing to its conclusion, especially for our Summer Earn & Learn students. for the past two weeks these high school-aged students have been work and getting paid. For many, it’s the first job they’ve had. For others, like Beth in the photo above, it’s her first job since becoming blind a year […]

The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

Amber using a shovel in the garden for the 1st time with Annette and Barb

No matter what the calendar says, it’s the first week of summer. The temps are in the 90s, the garden is being planted and summer staff are shadowing their ITP staff counterparts. Friday 25 teenagers (summer students) begin arriving and on Monday the elementary Confidence Camp kids start too. So here’s another first or two. […]

Celebrate Spring with FAST Friday Fun & Games May 11!

CCB Summer students Mary and Cheyene get on the tandem bikes with EyeCycle Volunteers while Christina waits her turn

The entire family is welcome to come and enjoy FAST Friday Fun and Games on May 11 at 5:30 with staff and students at the Colorado Center for the Blind. This will be an active FAST Friday. We will be getting out and enjoying the beautiful spring weather, playing some kickball, string ball, learning to […]

#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 […]