– Services – School-Age Students, B/VI
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), Outreach Programs, offers services for students, ages 3 – 21 years old, who have vision impairments and attend public, charter, private or online schools. Services are also provide for parents and staff from school districts or Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).
Below is additional information about services available for students who are Blind and Visually Impaired which are provided through CSDB Outreach Programs.
+Adult Role Models
+Specialized Assessment, Consultation and Direct Services
- Social Emotional
- Speech and Language
Direct Service Service contracts for direct and/or indirect service can be provided to school districts or Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) as requested. Services provided are:
- Teacher of the Visually Impaired
- Orientation and Mobility
Please complete this form to request Assessment, Consultation and Direct Service throughout Colorado.
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and the Colorado Center for the Blind host more than 50 students who are blind and visually impaired from across the state in a test of their braille skills in an academic competition unlike any other. The students take part in The Colorado Regional Braille Challenge, which is one of more than 40 partner agencies participating in the Braille Institute’s North American braille literacy program. The Braille Challenge is the only academic competition, for students who are blind or visually impaired in the United States and Canada. The Challenge was developed by the Braille Institute of America to encourage children of all ages to fine-tune their braille skills. At the daylong regional event, students ages 6-19, compete in five challenging categories requiring them to read braille and type braille using a Perkins Brailler. Braille skills are tested in several categories – reading comprehension, braille spelling, chart and graph reading, proofreading and braille speed and accuracy. Regional prize sponsors included Humanware, National Braille Press and Seedlings Braille Books for Children. The Colorado Regional Braille Challenge is the first step on the road to the national competition held at the Braille Institute headquarters in Los Angeles. Students complete preliminary testing in winter, in hopes of qualifying for the national competition and the opportunity to compete against the top student braille users. Check back often for more information about the Braille Challenge.