State Of Florida Releases FortifyFL App

On October 8, 2018, the State of Florida released Fortify Florida, a suspicious activity reporting tool for mobile usage. FortifyFL was created and funded by the 2018 Florida Legislature as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. Students, parents, school personnel, and community members can use …  


First FSDB Expo Slated For November 15

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) Outreach Department will host its first FSDB Expo on the school campus from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The Expo is free and specifically designed for Florida school district personnel serving students who are deaf/hard …  


Christine Sun Kim is an American artist who has been deaf since birth. She is Crisp-Ellert Art Museum (CEAM) Artist Resident at Flagler College for Fall 2018. On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 6:00 pm, she will give an artist talk in the Flagler Room at Flagler College; the event …  


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FSDB Board of Trustees Appointments

On October 4, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointments of Christine Chapman, Ralph “Terry” Hadley III, and Christopher Wagner to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind Board of Trustees. Chapman, 49, of St. Augustine, is a former staffing specialist for the Florida School for the Deaf …  


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Teacher Spotlight: Hillary Norman

FSDB Teacher Hillary Norman is a master at employing “task analysis” to break down technology tasks for Blind Middle School students, enabling them to navigate technology and the world around them. She has a ritual in her classroom–during attendance, students each say something good about themselves. Norman also jumps in …  


Trent Ferguson, FSDB Class of 2018

On September 17, 2018, Trent Ferguson talked about his experiences at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) during a radio interview with Mike Rafferty, host of “SUNNY Across Central Florida” on 105.9 Sunny FM in Orlando. Ferguson graduated from FSDB in 2017. Listen to the Mike Rafferty-Trent …  


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