Celebrating Black History Month

Every year, Black History Month is observed at FSDB to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history, including deaf and hard of hearing pioneers. Deaf High School Instructional Assistant Dottie Smith has supported this program for the past five years. Below you will learn about three pioneers who have …  


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February 24 Board Meeting Notice

On February 24, 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) will hold a regular Board meeting at 9:00 am in the Moore Hall Center for Learning and Development (CLD). Board meetings are open to the public; American Sign Language interpreters will be provided. …  


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Local Teen Author Visits FSDB

Middle and High School students in both departments had the distinct pleasure of meeting the youngest author to make the New York Times Bestseller List during his visit to FSDB on Tuesday January 24, 2017. Jake Marcionette, author of the Just Jake book series, lives in nearby Ponte Vedra ­– …  


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A student cadre of braille learners from FSDB converged on the Jacksonville Public Library on Thursday February 2, 2017 to demonstrate their skills in a special competition. As main organizer Sue Glaser puts it, braille is not easy and the North Florida Braille Regional Challenge is an annual opportunity for …  


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Online ASL Classes Beginning February 27

ASL Interactive is an opportunity offered by the FSDB Distance Learning Project for families and professionals to learn American Sign Language (ASL) through an online video chat room setting, free of charge. While learning vocabulary, grammar, and culture, each individual’s specific signing needs will be met through online surveys and …  


New Braille Code Takes Hold

FSDB Librarian Joy Carriger spearheaded the Unified English Braille (UEB) transition project in the Cary White Library & Media Center. She describes the Blind Department library as “incredibly lucky” to be getting all new braille books, thanks to generous donors. Her enthusiasm shines through the following interview. What is the …  


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