Utah Schools For Deaf & Blind


Utah Schools For Deaf & Blind


Over 100 years ago the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) was founded to provide educational services needed by children who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deafblind. The Utah School for the Deaf (established in 1884) and the Utah School for the Blind (established in 1896) have played key roles in educating children with sensory impairments throughout the state. The Schools are governed by the State Board of Education. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF The School for the Deaf offers comprehensive academic, social, and post-high school programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The school offers a variety of educational opportunities in order to effectively meet the individualized needs of each student. Families have the opportunity to choose from an ASL English Bilingual education, Oral education, and Total communication. The school provides services to students ages three through twenty-one years of age. The educational environment encourages the development of self-concept and challenges all students to achieve their potential. In addition to individually designed instruction derived from the Utah Core Curriculum, our students may engage in sign language development, auditory verbal training, daily living skills, vocational skills, assistive adaptive technology training, Deaf culture and computer technology. SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND The School for the Blind (USB) offers a variety of programs to meet the individual needs of each student ages three to 22. Campus Programs: USB provides self-contained* classrooms located in Ogden (Blind North Region), Salt Lake City (Blind Central Region), and Orem (Blind South Region) for visually impaired and blind students. Each educational environment promotes independence, skill development and challenges each student to achieve his/her potential. Students are referred for potential placement at USB by local school districts through the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is to serve as a resource to the educational programs, age birth to 21 years of age, in the state of Utah. USDB provides direct and indirect, high quality, educational services and consultations to children with hearing and/ or vision impairments as well as to their families and service providers.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The State of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability. The State provides reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For accommodation information or if you need special accommodations to complete the application process, please contact the Human Resource Office, (801) 629-4705 (voice and TTY) or (801) 629-4726 (voice). The State of Utah, Executive Branch, participates in the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). If hired, your continued employment will be contingent upon confirmation of your employment eligibility through the E-Verify Program.

Utah Schools For Deaf & Blind