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 Madison Wardell, blind middle school student, plays the drums at Camp Rock

Watch Camp Rock Tunes Up Summer For Young Local Musicians by ABC First Coast News (story continues below): ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – When you’re 13 years old and going on super-stardom, Camp Rock hosted at the St. Augustine Amphitheater is the place to be. “You get something out of it, …  


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 …  


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 …