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ASL Interactive Course Starts July 17


Free to family members and professionals communicating and working directly with deaf children! No experience necessary! ASL Interactive is an opportunity for families and professionals to learn American Sign Language (ASL) through an online video chat room setting. While learning vocabulary, grammar, and culture, each individual’s specific signing needs will be …  


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 sophomore Jackson Gilreath beaming with pride wearing his silver medal in the Class 1A Adaptive shot put

There is hardly an offseason at small schools. Many of the same students who play football or volleyball in the fall come inside during the wintertime and play basketball. Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind senior Megan Lockner may have been the best example of that. She was …  


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 …