FSDB blind students savannah and Addison at the 2018 National Braille Challenge.

Congratulations to Savannah Lindberg of St. Augustine who placed third in the nation for the Sophomore group during the 2018 Braille Challenge Finals!  She and Addison Burgess of Orlando were among 50 blind and visually impaired students from across the country. Both girls traveled to Los Angeles, CA with their …  


FSDB Blind Middle School students holding swords in front of the Escape U St. Augustine sign

Blind Students ‘Escape’ Room Trip


On April 4, 2018, five hardworking FSDB Blind Middle School students – who demonstrated yearlong excellence in reading – were rewarded with a field trip to a local Escape Room. At the start of the school year, BMS students were challenged to read all 15 of this year’s Sunshine State …  


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 …