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Monday, July 28, 2014

NFBCO 60th Annual State Convention is Coming

October 30-November 2, 2014

Make plans now to attend the 60th Annual State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, October 30-November 2, 2014.  Come for the fun and comradely, stay for the education and inspiration.  Bring your friends and family to Thursday night Beatlemania as NFB member Art Schreiber takes us on a journey with the Beatles during their first U.S tour.  Art was one of two journalists with “a ticket to ride”. The fun will continue all weekend long with informative presentations, seminars, and much more!

NOTE:  Exhibitors will be demonstrating their products on Friday and Saturday.  Look for information about our vendor times and location

THE NFBCO CONVENTION HOTEL:  Our 2014 convention will be held at the Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows located at 10345 Park Meadows Dr. Lone Tree, CO 80124.  Just off the Light Rail at the Lincoln station (E Line), Marriott South at Park Meadows offers convenience, the beauty of Denver, exciting entertainment options at the Park Meadows Mall, and the comfort that has become synonymous with the Marriott Brand.  When you add in over 300 of your favorite blind friends you have one FANTASTIC NFBCO convention! 

Hotel Room Rates:  The NFBCO room rate is $89 a night.  There is no limit on room occupancy.  Reservations MUST be made by Thursday, October 2.  .    
To reserve your room by phone call:  303-925-0004 and mention that you are with the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado.

To reserve your room online, use the following link:  Book your group rate: National Federation othe Blind >>

Pre-registration fees:  BEFORE October 9
$20 registration
$20 Friday luncheon
$20 Saturday luncheon
$35 Saturday banquet
Total:  $95.00  (Save $25.00 and pre-register!)

Registration fees AFTER October 9
$25 registration
$25 Friday luncheon
$25 Saturday luncheon
$40 Saturday banquet
Total:  120.00
Stay tuned to your email and check our web site at for more information about convention registration. OR contact Lisa Bonderson at

Scott C. LaBarre, President
Phone: (303) 504-5979  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Exciting Changes to the Blind Coloradan! We Are Now a Blog!

For Immediate Release
Release Date:
Wednesday July 16, 2014
Jessica Beecham
Chapter and Community Development Coordinator
National Federation of the Blind of Colorado
303-778-1130 x 223

Colorado Springs, CO (July 16, 2014). The National Federation of the Blind of Colorado this week announced that The Blind Coloradan will be changing formats to bring readers more timely, empowering information and opinion. The Blind Coloradan will now evolve into a blog Blind Coloradan According to Kevan Worley, who has edited The Blind Coloradan in recent years, "This is very exciting for readers who really want to stay in the know. We will now be able to better target our creativity and use of valuable time to bring more immediate information, analysis, and opinion to our readers, both within and outside of our immediate Federation family. We can more effectively meet the needs of our readers through a more relevant, accessible, 21st Century solution. I look forward to collaborating with Jessica Beecham and all future contributors to make our new blog a powerful tool of communication and inspiration."

For over three years, the NFB of Colorado newsletter, The Blind Coloradan, has published three to four times per year. It has been inspired by the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado's best intention, expansive creativity, and earnest commitment to bring each reader profiles, information, event summaries, resolutions, and convention reports. The newsletter quickly began to become too dense. It began to resemble a news magazine rather than a breezy, up-to-date news bulletin. It became daunting to write and even more daunting to read.

For quite some time now, the organization has also had a blog. NFB CO has determined that the best use of time, effort, and imagination would be to target resources more effectively and encourage everyone to read the new Blind Colorada blog. Please send news people can use, notices of upcoming chapter activities, and opinion to Kevan Worley or Jessica Beecham. Email or The affiliate plans to keep the blog lively and up-to-date. NFB CO also plans to add the blog to the local news channel on NFBNewsline. So, check the blog, read the blog, and share the blog with others