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February 24 Board Meeting Notice


On February 24, 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) will hold a regular Board meeting at 9:00 am in the Moore Hall Center for Learning and Development (CLD). Board meetings are open to the public; American Sign Language interpreters will be provided. …  


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Braille Challenge Celebrates A Decade Of Dots


A student cadre of braille learners from FSDB converged on the Jacksonville Public Library on Thursday February 2, 2017 to demonstrate their skills in a special competition. As main organizer Sue Glaser puts it, braille is not easy and the North Florida Braille Regional Challenge is an annual opportunity for …  


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Online ASL Classes Beginning February 27


ASL Interactive is an opportunity offered by the FSDB Distance Learning Project for families and professionals to learn American Sign Language (ASL) through an online video chat room setting, free of charge. While learning vocabulary, grammar, and culture, each individual’s specific signing needs will be met through online surveys and …  


New Braille Code Takes Hold


FSDB Librarian Joy Carriger spearheaded the Unified English Braille (UEB) transition project in the Cary White Library & Media Center. She describes the Blind Department library as “incredibly lucky” to be getting all new braille books, thanks to generous donors. Her enthusiasm shines through the following interview. What is the …  


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Business Applications At Work


FSDB Blind Middle School sixth graders took a field trip on November 2, 2016 to McDonald’s eatery near the campus to practice usage of public WiFi systems. Assistive Technology Assistant Hillary Norman prepared students in advance using the FSDB WiFi system. While at the eatery, students successfully used their laptop …