Kentucky School for the Blind

Kentucky School for the Blind


Please email [email protected] asap. Our contact on file is not responding:
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Thank you!
Hi KSB, I wanted to make sure you all are aware of some webinars we're doing at APH today and Monday. These are going to be great and I don't want anyone to miss them! Please share with families if you can. Get all the details here:
I attended KSB for many years in the 70s . I just wanted to let everyone know that this is a great school. I learned a lot things that I still use to this day. I met a lot of people that I still think of. Parents worry about their kids especially who have problems. I am here to say this school is a great and safe place
I am looking for a lady who worked there in the recreation dept maybe 1977-1979. Mary Hunter. She got married but I do not know her married name. I am hoping someone will remember her. I worked with her in Michigan at the VFW home for children.
Please email [email protected] ASAP. Our contact on file is not responding. Thank you

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SOAR or the Spread of Active reading is a podcast project that produces audible book trailers and adverts for the blind and those with impaired sight and anybody who is interested or wants to become interested or is ready to try to become interested, in reading. The idea is to offer recordings which act as trailers to books, similar to trailers for movies. These Book Trailers enthrall listeners and put seeds of curiosity into their minds, giving them the appeal to read books.
SOAR also has bonus episodes of full short stories.
Below are the links for some of the platforms for SOAR
Apple Podcast…/soar-spread-of-a…/id1503413788…
Former KSB student graduating this year from Central! Proud of her! Thank you Jim Gilbert, Chris Brown, Shawn Canaday.
Southern hospitality in Louisville is now a little sweeter with 17 accessible restaurant menus. A more genteel way for folks with vision limitations to read menus using screen readers, low vision display settings and even braille displays.
Dear Administrators, Teachers, Transcribers, and Paraprofessionals,
With the ever-changing landscape of public education in the digital age, and the adoption of the Unified English Braille code within the United States, those who teach students to read braille, and particularly those who transcribe and produce materials for students who are blind are faced with new challenges.
The National Braille Association is the only national organization dedicated to providing continuing education to those who prepare braille. During October 30-November 1, 2019, our organization will be hosting a 3 day Professional Development Conference at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will bring together braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired from the United States and Canada. Participants will be offered 25 different workshops providing education and instruction in various levels of expertise and disciplines.
Leading experts from across the nation will be providing technical training and lectures on topics such as best practices for preparing electronic graphics, converting Nemeth textbooks from your libraries and archives into useful UEB files, music braille, computer-assisted transcription, as well as instructional resources and strategies found in Wayfinding Through Non-textbook Materials: Go Ask Alice, She’ll Tell You Why and Navigating Resources, just to name a few.
NBA would like to extend a personal invitation to you, and those you work with, to join us in Phoenix for this opportunity to learn about the changes, increase your knowledge, perfect your skills, and network with other professionals and agencies, all in an effort to ensure student literacy across the nation. Please visit our website for complete details of workshop offerings and the conference agenda.
Please feel free to forward this information to your specialized materials coordinators, braille transcribers, teachers, and paraprofessionals who may benefit from this information. Please contact me if you have any questions.
We hope to see you in Arizona!
Jana Hertz
Chair, Transcriber & Educator Services
Camp Crescendo Vision Camp appplications are due June 1st.
Camp Crescendo still has room for campers in our camp for visually impaired youth. We are also looking for counselors to help make our camp great. Contact [email protected] for more information.
I am trying to contact the principal, admissions or marketing director of your blind school. If you could have them email me ([email protected]) I would greatly appreciate it!

This is the OFFICIAL KSB page. It is for anyone interested in learning more about the Blind and Visually Impaired in Kentucky.

Operating as usual


Central students got the opportunity to work on their daily living skills today. They made a breakfast of scrambled eggs, biscuits, bacon, chocolate chip pancakes, and fruit salad. Each student made a different component of the meal to share potluck style. It was a delicious way to head into spring break.


KSB students were on the hunt today for Easter eggs! We hope everyone has a wonderful spring break and a Happy Easter!


Snapshots around KSB.


Just a reminder, next week is SPRING BREAK. We will return to school the TUESDAY after Easter.


Some of our
KSB middle school students enjoyed a session with author Dav Pilkey this afternoon. He is the author of the Dogman and Captain Underpants series.


Congratulations to our Students of the Week for the week of March 19!

• Justin G. (High School)
• Colten P. (Middle School)
• Addy C. (Elementary)


A special thanks to KSB alumni Adam Ruschival for coming in this week to help us find braillers that need repair! Mr. Ruschival is the current KSBA Alumni Board Association president and has been a Lion club member for over 40 years! We appreciate you spending part of your day with us.


Happy St. Patrick's Day! Middle and elementary students completed a scavenger hunt looking for a pot of gold today! 03/17/2021

Summer Programs - Kentucky School for the Blind


Applications are due this week.

Summer Work Program Requirements:

All students must be 16 or older, up to age 20 by June 1, 2021. No one age 21 or older may apply.

This program IS open to graduating seniors for the 20-21 school year

All students must be signed up as a consumer of the Kentucky Office for Vocational Rehabilitation

Each application must include (2) Letters of Recommendations from a teacher, a coach, or a community leader. (Not a member of the family)

Please submit the student’s most recent IEP.

Please submit an up to date resume.

If required by a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, students must use a cane

Be willing to do a phone or in person interview

Students will be placed at jobsite by Work Program coordinator and job coaches based on interviews, resumes, letters of recommendation, and on the job performance

Students and parent(s) are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting on Sunday, June 13th following student registration at 3 PM.


Congratulations to our Students of the Week for the week of March 12!

• London H. (High School)
• EJ H. (Middle School)
• All of our Elementary School Kiddos for completing their first full week back!


Weekly Snapshots 03/11/2021

Search Jobs - Realize Your Potential: kypersonnelcabinet

We have openings for dorm house parents. Follow this link and type in 21-01252, 21-01262, 21-01261 under "all jobs" for details. 03/10/2021

Lexington high school student receives Girl Scout Gold Award

Thank you Melissa for all of your hard work on the Project Core words and tactile symbols that you made for our students! Congratulations on receiving your Girl Scout Gold Award! We look forward to following your journey.
❤️❤️ A Lexington high school senior is getting the Girl Scouts' highest honor for her work with the blind. 03/10/2021

Kentucky School for the Blind Students Return In-Person Kentucky School for the Blind is back.


Congratulations to our Wildcat Students of the Week for the week of March 3!

*Jayden R. (High School)

* Gabby G (Middle School)

* Veena W. (Elementary)


We've had a great short week! See you Monday! 03/03/2021

School Year Calendar - Kentucky School for the Blind

Good morning! It has come to our attention that some folks weren't aware that today (Wednesday) is a short day and we will be out the rest of the week for teacher professional development. We are so sorry if you were unaware and will work on improving communication.

Just a reminder that Spring Break will be March 29th through April 5th. Dorm students will return on the evening of Monday, April 5th. School will resume on Tuesday, April 6th for all students.

The school calendar can be found on the KSB webpage or at this link:


Happy Read Across America Day!


We are beyond thrilled about welcoming students back to in-person learning after nearly one year of online instruction! #KyEd


Congratulations to our Students of the Week for the week of February 26th!

*Danielle H. (High School)

*Macy S. (Middle School)

*Nicholas F. (Elementary)*


Calling ALL PRE-K to 6th Grade Students with Visual Impairments! You and your family is invited to a Party! An Evening with Dr. Seuss will take place tomorrow night (Thursday) at 7:00 EST. You may register up to one hour before!

With COVID-19 this school year, all regional events for students have been cancelled. Outreach Consultants at KY School for the Blind have put together an evening of fun games for the entire family with prizes via Zoom. Each student with visual impairment will receive a book in his or her preferred reading medium.

ALL who attend must complete a registration form, including students, teachers, staff and parents. This will help us organize our sessions; and insure you receive the Zoom invitation.


Congratulations to our Students of the Week for the week of February 19th!

• Brock F. (High School)
• Taveon T. (Middle School)
• Isaiah S. (Elementary School)


Its National Random Acts of Kindness Week. Make kindness the norm this year. Explore the good this week with a random of act of kindness each day. Your random act for Friday:
Instead of asking how someone is doing, ask about something good that's happened since the last time you met or spoke. 02/18/2021

Wanna Build a Snow Volcano?

With all this winter weather, we want to share the latest video from the Short Course ECC Vault!

Wanna Build a Snow Volcano?
Find the How to video tutorial at this link:

Hopefully wintry science experiment will bring lots of fun to all our KSB Wildcat friends and family!

Here are the ingredients and steps needed to complete.
Ingredients: Snow, Baking Soda, Vinegar, Food Coloring, Dish Soap, Small Container

1. Place your container on the ground and build the snow up around the sides of the container to form a “mountain” or “volcano” shape. Make sure to leave a small rim of the container exposed at the top so the snow does not fill your container.
2. Mix together in container baking soda, dish soap and food coloring. Amounts will vary based on the size of the container, but we recommend you start with 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of dish soap and 5 or more drops of food coloring.
3. Pour in the vinegar and enjoy! Let's Build A Snow VolcanoIngredients Needed: Baking Soda, Dish Soap, Food Coloring, Vinegar, Snow, and A small Container


It is National Random Acts of Kindness week. Make kindness the norm this year. Explore the Good this week with a random act of kindness each day. Your random act for Thursday: Believe that everyone is doing their best, even if it doesn't meet your expectations.


Happy National Random Acts of Kindness Day!!

Make kindness the norm this year. Explore the Good this week with a random act of kindness each day. Your random act for Wednesday: Do a random act of kindness for someone and encourage them to pay it forward! 02/16/2021

Google Forms - create and analyze surveys, for free.

Parents and students, if you have questions for the re-opening meeting and would like to submit them ahead of time, please use this Google Form. Create a new survey on your own or with others at the same time. Choose from a variety of survey types and analyze results in Google Forms. Free from Google.


It is National Random Acts of Kindness week. Make kindness the norm this year. Explore the Good this week with a random act of kindness each day. Your random act for Tuesday: Find a way to help someone out whom you may not like very much.


It is National Random Acts of Kindness week. Make kindness the norm this year. Explore the Good this week with a random act of kindness each day. Your random act for Monday is, Show yourself you care by eating healthy meals all day today, or download a meditation app and try it out before bed time.


Congratulations of the Week for the week of February 12th!

• TaMyah J. (High School)
• Hudson L. (Middle School)
• Vance L. (Elementary School)

Students are chosen by staff for going above and beyond expectations and being exemplary models of our PAWS:
P - Positive Thinking
A - Act Responsibly
W - Work Hard
S - Show Respect 02/12/2021

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February 12, 2021

Dear KSB Families and Students:

We are excited students will be returning to campus on March 1st! I know you may have questions regarding how we plan to keep students and staff safe. The Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) Reopening Plan can be found on the KSB home page and the KSB page.

If your child is returning to in-person instruction, the school schedule will follow the 7:30 a.m. start and the 2:30 p.m. dismissal, Monday through Thursday. On Friday, students are dismissed at 1:30 p.m. to allow travel time for dorm students to return home for the weekend.

We will continue to use Microsoft Teams for students who choose to continue receiving virtual instruction. We will contact families, individually, to discuss the schedule change and process for delivery of instruction.

If you drive your child to school, please do not bring them to the classroom. A staff member will meet you at the drop off location to es**rt your child into the building. In an effort to keep to minimize the transmission of COVID-19, visitors are not currently permitted to enter buildings on campus. Special requests for consideration may be sent to Peggy Sinclair-Morris, at [email protected]. Pickup for students will follow the same procedure.

Minimizing in-person interactions while increasing our cleaning efforts are at the top of our list of safety precautions. The classroom building will receive a deep cleaning nightly; the dorm will receive deep cleaning daily while the students are in classes.

The following outlines our procedures for reopening. This information is also available in our reopening plan. Please take a moment to read the plan in its entirety, as it provides specific, detailed information.
• Increased hand washing
• Mask wearing by all staff and students
• Social distancing
• Students will eat meals at individual tables in the cafeteria, with assistance from adults as needed.

KSB will conduct a virtual meeting, using Microsoft Teams, on February 18th at 7:00 p.m. to answer questions you may have. A link to the Microsoft Teams meeting can found here and will also be posted on our page.

Please contact Peggy Sinclair-Morris or Mike Coffey at (502) 897-1343 with any questions you may have. We are looking forward to seeing our students back on campus very soon!

With warmest regards,
Kentucky School for the Blind


We're excited to welcome students back to campus on March 1st!!!
Here's our reopening plan:


Congratulations to our Students of the Week for the week of February 5, 2021!
• Brandon M. (High School)
• Mikah T. (Middle School)
• Hailey H. (Elementary School)

Students are chosen by staff for going above and beyond expectations and being exemplary models of our PAWS:
P - Positive Thinking
A - Act Responsibly
W - Work Hard
S - Show Respect



Announcement and Registration
“An Evening with Dr. Seuss”

Blind/Visually Impaired Students

February 25, 2021

6:00PM-7:00PM CST
7:00PM-8:00PM EST

What is it?
With COVID-19 this school year, all regional events for students have been cancelled. Outreach Consultants at KY School for the Blind have put together an evening of fun games for the entire family with prizes via Zoom. Each student with visual impairment will receive a book in his or her preferred reading medium.

Who is invited?
Students with blindness/visual impairments, family members, Teachers of the Blind/Visually Impaired or other school representatives, Orientation & Mobility Specialists, and other Related Service Providers are invited to attend. Parents, siblings, and other family members in the household are all invited.

** ALL participants - students, teachers, parents - must register! **

When will this take place?
Thursday, February 25, 2021
6:00PM- 7:00PM Central Standard Time
7:00PM-8:00PM Eastern Standard Time

For further information, feel free to contact your district Teacher for the Blind/Visually Impaired or KSB 02/02/2021

Kentucky Broadband Initiative

Kentuckians have until February 18 to take the Kentucky Broadband Speed Test. Doing so helps bring internet to families across the commonwealth and across our community: Press Release - Kentucky Launches Free Statewide Wi-Fi Speed Test to Better Connect People to School, Business, and Government Services​

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