The National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, the Colorado Center for the Blind and the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults know that blind and visually impaired kids don't need to be held back by their blindness, but in order for them to grow up to live the lives they want they need access to supplemental learning programs - the kind of programs that are often easily accessible to their sighted peers. Thus, a committee of determined educators, advocates and parents are developing programs for K12 students to augment educational opportunities using accessible design principles.
The first of these programs is our Learning Box program. Launched in January of 2021, creative and fun projects focusing on STEM subjects were designed, assembled and mailed out each month prior to the virtual Learning Box activity. Then on a Sunday afternoon, parents, students and even their siblings joined in the guided activity on Zoom featuring a skilled teacher and positive blind role models. They explored and made …
In the fall of 2021, we are also launching the Homework Club, a twice-weekly opportunity for blind/low vision kids to get one-on-one tutoring from qualified teachers of the blind, as well as teachers-in-training.
Finally, CCB's long-standing FAST (Fun Activities and Skills Training) program will continue to bring more activities to our youth each month, including the annual shark dissection, sports activities and more.
Your help makes a real difference
All of these programs are free to families with blind/low vision children. Your donation helps us grow our blind youth in Colorado into active, ambitious blind adults!