FSDB Ms. Beckham performing in front of here class

Kristen Beckham is a reading teacher in the Blind Elementary-Middle School at FSDB.  On any given day, she assists student readers using laptops with magnification, screen readers such as Jaws, BrailleNotes, and thick white braille books.  Students might be working at tables or on the couch, moving around or sitting …  


FSDB Ms. Stein and student dress in Colonial attire.

BMS Students Experience Colonial Life


Last year, students in Edith Stein’s Blind Middle School Social Studies classes at FSDB experienced a “Taste of Rome” (ancient Rome) sampling raw foods and olive oil while listening to the first human melody found, dated to 1400 B.C. This year, students in Stein’s class travelled back in time to …  


FSDB Blind Department students visit Beach 105.5 radio station

Blind Students Featured On Radio Station


On September 29, 2017, five students from the FSDB Blind Department went to the local Beach 105.5 FM radio station to talk about White Cane Safety Day. Savannah, Luke, Dwayne, Jonathan, and Addison shared their experiences about orientation and mobility and why this annual national observance on October 15th is …  


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, …