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A smiling young woman wearing sleepshades
Marie dressed up for the talent show at this year’s Summer graduation, where she read her poem. Help By Marie Frackiewicz (Editor’s Note: Marie was one of our Summer Youth 2015 students. She read this poem as part of the talent show on July 29. This week, she headed back Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Students and counselors lined up in choir fashion singing
The Summer Youth Programs for 2015 ended July 29 with a talent show, and this fitting finale dedicated to Youth Services Director Brent Batron:   Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
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It’s the last week of July, and at the Colorado Center for the Blind we’re fighting the feeling that summer is almost over. We know that there are still weeks of hot weather, lovely warm Colorado evenings to enjoy. But that vague anxiety is fueled as the last week of Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
A senior woman and man explore a Braille cell with touch
by Diane McGeorge (Editor’s Note: Seniors in Charge is a five day sleep shade training for Colorado seniors. It is offered three times per year and two of those sessions participants stay in our McGeorge Mountain Terrace Apartments. This gives us the opportunity to work with Seniors from outside the Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Man wearing sleepshades breaks clods of soil between his hands
Caption: The soil was too wet to work till early June, when Curtis was happy to get his hands dirty. Summer Tuesdays are gardening days at the Center, but with all the rain (and even a couple of late snows) it came down to June 2 as the drop-dead date Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
For immediate release: Contact: Dan Burke, Public Relations Specialist 303.778.1130 dburke@cocenter.org Englewood, CO – Focusing exclusively on the kinesthetic aspects of driving, students and staff from the Colorado Center for the Blind will get the feel of the skid pad on the MasterDrive campus here on Wednesday, May 27. Denver-area Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Tom Anderson reading Braille with a student
For more than 27 years as a teacher at CCB, Tom Anderson has encouraged, empathized and often cajoled his students that to be literate blind people, they needed to know Braille. Just a few weeks away from May 15 and Tom Anderson’s retirement party!  The response is exciting – we’ve Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Tom Anderson in a latter-day purple velvet suit beside CCB's sign
Tom Anderson played Louis Braille for our June, 2013 Braille Carnival.   On January 4, 1988 two feet of snow lay on the ground in Denver, and the temperature was around ten below zero. It was the first day of classes at the new Colorado Center for the Blind. Miles Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
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(For the past year or so, Wayne Marshall has been sharing a “word of the week” on Wednesday and then discussing it on Friday. Below is an article Director Julie Deden included about this in the January-February CCB Newsletter. We’ll begin posting Wayne’s Words on Face Book and Twitter.) Message Read More
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March’s FAST Saturday will involve taking a journey through prehistory with our hands at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Blind kids participating will be putting their hands on actual fossil bones as well as plaster cast replicas – it might even mean holding fossilized dinosaur poop. I said Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke