Blind elementary boy holds 2 books during Reading is Fun event.

Reading is Fun


During the week of May 15th, 2017, students from both departments attended the annual “Reading is Fun” (RIF) in their respective library. This event is funded through private donations each school year. As summarized by Joy Carriger, Blind Department Librarian/Media Specialist, RIF is a free book giveaway program designed to …  


Student and tutor at desk reading

Tutoring Program Expansion in 16/17


Despite the best efforts of teachers and parents, every year there are students who fall behind in class, need help with homework, or extra preparation for the state tests. For many years FSDB has pooled grant and private funding into a campus tutoring program to assist students in these ways. …  


A performer dressed in a silver body suit and another student dressed in suspenders and spinning hat act on stage.

Kids Town Overrun with Pirates


On the afternoon of Wednesday May 17, 2017 a special event at FSDB called “Kids Town Live” took place for the third year. The event opened with a hula hoop jump course, rope limbo game, and lots of water play including a giant slick slide outside Gore Hall. But the …  


The Sound Of Silence…And Music


“What? What?” or in more polite terms, “Pardon?” is a continuous refrain heard by those of us living with a hard of hearing person.  Although more and more people are sporting the latest model in hearing aids, these devices still don’t do the trick in many situations.  Years ago I …  


Seussical KIDS promotional title.

Seussical KIDS Performance


Oooh and Oooh the Winningest Walloping Waltzing Whiz-zinger is Coming to St. Augustine! The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB), Blind Elementary Music Theatre students…all thinkers of strange and wonderful thinks to bring Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat and others from the page to the stage …