FSDB President Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett

Greetings from the FSDB President


Welcome back!  This summer is coming to a close and we at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) are all busy preparing to welcome new and returning students and their families for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. View ASL Translation of Greetings from the FSDB President. …  


FSDB Walter Blackmon bench pressing

When glaucoma stole Walter Blackmon’s eyesight at 5 years old, it also stole some of his dreams. That day, he was at his babysitter’s house, sitting at a table and drawing cartoons from the newspaper. Then he heard the woman’s chickens outside in the backyard. He ran over to watch them, …  


FSDB Rosalee Connor hugs sister Natalie Bryan in an airpor

On the ninth day of every month, Clark and Rosalee Connor of Ortega hurry to be the first to wish the other a “Happy Anniversary.” The Connors will celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2017, remaining very much in love since they day they met in 1963. Described …  


Brothers with Dogs in hallway

For Jose and Fabian Quintanilla, it’s been a lifelong journey through a world of darkness as retinitis pigmentosa stole their vision to the point where the brothers, ages 29 and 24, are now blind. Now the brothers have become the first siblings to graduate from Southeastern Guide Dogs in the …  


FSDB Jasymn holding award.

Eyes of the Blind


I was born with bilateral cataracts and had to have surgery twice as a baby. Once when I was six months old and a second time when I was seven months old. As a result of the two operations, I have to wear thick glasses. I never got intraocular lens …