The USDB has been serving students with sensory impairments throughout Utah for over 100 years! The schools began in 1884 by the Territorial Legislature after a message from Governor Eli Murray which emphasized the need for a school for the deaf. Twelve years later in 1896, as Utah attained statehood, the members of the Constitutional Convention created the school for the blind.
Over the years, services provided by the USDB have continued to meet the changing needs of students and families through modern technology and teaching strategies. The commitment of the schools to high quality services for deaf and blind children is as great as it ever was.
Students and families have the opportunity to choose from a range of educational programs in order to ensure a comfortable fit with their child's learning style. they offer programs in Early Intervention, ASL/English Bilingual education, and Auditory/Oral education. They collaborate with Utah school districts and charter schools to provide supports to students in all areas of the state. The long-term goal of all USDB programs is for students to have a quality educational experience that will prepare them for a rich and fulfilling adult life.
For more information about the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, visit their website at www.usdb.org or call them at (801) 629-4739.