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Chaz wraps up summer of giving back

Chaz wraps up summer of giving back

This is Chaz Davis’ final week as a Social Work Intern at the Center, and Director Julie Deden marked the occasion with a short ceremony and presentation of a thank-you card, followed by cookies. “I joined the blind community four years ago, though not by choice,” Chaz told staff and students this morning. “But I… Continue Reading Chaz wraps up summer of giving back

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No power, no phone, nobody present on Friday, August 24: Construction to shut us down for the day

A smiling Julie holds a piece of broken red brick as she stands in front of a wall of black-and-white photos.

That’s right, as part of our parking lot construction project, power will be cut to the building on Friday, August 24 so that the new, entirely underground electricity cables can be linked up to the building and Xcel Energy’s trunk line. That means more than just no lights, which isn’t a big deal to us… Continue Reading No power, no phone, nobody present on Friday, August 24: Construction to shut us down for the day

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Eric Duffy tells his story in Philosophy class

Eric Duffy tells his story in Philosophy class

He was in the neighborhood, so he stopped by for a visit. Eric Duffy, a long-time member of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), spoke to our Philosophy class recently when he came to visit the Center. Duffy, who was visiting his brother and family in Colorado Springs, previously served as the President of… Continue Reading Eric Duffy tells his story in Philosophy class

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The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

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.… Continue Reading The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

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Help Us Celebrate Thirty Years of the Colorado Center for the Blind at #NFB18 in Orlando!

Help Us Celebrate Thirty Years of the Colorado Center for the Blind at #NFB18 in Orlando!

Did you attend the Colorado Center for the Blind, as an adult or in a summer youth program, or were a staff member at one time? We invite former students and staff, as well as prospective students to join us in celebration of 30 years of providing the training and tools that blind people need… Continue Reading Help Us Celebrate Thirty Years of the Colorado Center for the Blind at #NFB18 in Orlando!

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Another Sign of Spring: Master Gardeners & the Legacy Garden #ShareLittleton

Tyler holds up a weed with a root over a foot long that he dug down deep to get out

It’s yet another sign of spring when the Arapahoe County Master Gardeners first arrive to work with our students in the Legacy Garden. Of course, everything starts with getting the soil ready for planting and, after our spring rains, that means pulling out the eager weeds already leaping up. Tyler, Annette, Abdi, Tucker and Brad… Continue Reading Another Sign of Spring: Master Gardeners & the Legacy Garden #ShareLittleton

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Belding Travels with Hockey Stick All the Way to the First U.S. #BlindHockey team #LivetheLifeYouWant @USAHockey

Daniel in full Hockey gear in action on the ice

  Since January, fans attending Colorado Avalanche games have been treated to between-periods video of the Try Blind Hockey Day on January 17. Over 50 blind Coloradans went out on the ice that day, some for the first time, others with a stick in their hand for the first time. Fans are impressed by the… Continue Reading Belding Travels with Hockey Stick All the Way to the First U.S. #BlindHockey team #LivetheLifeYouWant @USAHockey

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Taking It to the Net: CCB There at Start of Blind Hockey in Colorado @USAHockey

Taking It to the Net: CCB There at Start of Blind Hockey in Colorado @USAHockey

Back in January the Colorado Avalanche hosted a “Try Hockey” event for prospective blind hockey players. It featured several blind hockey players from across Canada and the United States and was coordinated by USA Hockeyand the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association. Forty-two blind participants, including youth and some,like me, who were much older, took to the… Continue Reading Taking It to the Net: CCB There at Start of Blind Hockey in Colorado @USAHockey

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Colorful CCB Alum Doing Color Commentary for Penn Women’s Ice Hockey Broadcasts

Matt at CCB reading a Braille book

Matt Wallace graduated from CCB in October of 2016. None of his contemporary students would be at all surprised to hear that Matt is doing color commentary for the Penn Women’s Ice Hockey team broadcasts. Matt loves sports. Matt knows sports. Matt talks sports. And talks and talks sports. Hey, savvy broadcast execs, recognize value… Continue Reading Colorful CCB Alum Doing Color Commentary for Penn Women’s Ice Hockey Broadcasts

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