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The Colorado Center for the Blind is a world-renowned training center located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Littleton, Colorado, about 13 miles south of Denver. Since its establishment in 1988, the Colorado Center has provided innovative teaching techniques and philosophy that continues to have far-reaching effects on the lives of blind people, taking them to new heights of independence. Sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the Colorado Center training techniques and teaching methods are based on the positive philosophy of the NFB which states that, “with proper training and opportunity, blind people can compete on terms of equality with their sighted peers”.
How is the Colorado Center different?
The philosophy at the Colorado Center is that skills are not enough! Daily class room discussion of myths and fears surrounding blindness, along with exploration of real-life encounters, help students to see blindness as a mere nuisance, rather than a tragedy. The warm, supportive environment give opportunity for fun, laughter, and a new outlook on life. Students from across the country and around the world share ideas with the staff to make this program ever expanding and dynamic. Come to this small community with a cosmopolitan flair and find a new future!
In an effort to reach out to all blind and visually impaired individuals, the Colorado Center has developed numerous programs to address the needs of blind people from all walks of life.
Our largest and most comprehensive program is the Center’s residential Independence Training Program for adults.
During the summer there are programs for college-age, high school, and middle-school students; and also for kids that live in the Denver metro area, we have an elementary school program.
There is a variety of opportunities for training and support for blind seniors
Training at the Colorado Center for the Blind encompasses all the skills needed to compete equally with sighted peers; more importantly, it teaches people to have high hopes and high expectations. Our programs give blind people the genuine confidence and skills necessary to take those hopes and dreams to the ultimate conclusion—reality.