Group of kids having fun together

What's Happening?

MSDB/Lions Clubs of Montana Low Vision Reader Project is in full swing!


Please enjoy the presentation above highlighting the needs for low vision technology facing Montana’s low vision children. If you have trouble viewing the presentation please click on this link: Low Vision Presentation


Untangling the Dots

SAVE THE DATE!  ATTENTION to Persons providing Instruction to Braille Students:

The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is offering a free Braille in-service.  "Untangling the Dots" has been a key training opportunity for teachers and paraprofessionals across the state by providing specific support in braille instruction.

When: May 17-18, 2019
Where: MSDB campus, Great Falls, MT

  • Lodging on campus will be available to participants on a first come first served basis.
  • CEU/renewal units & university credits available
  • Registration & workshop information posted below.

Please register for this event using our online registration form.

Online Registration Form (Google Forms)


North West Association for the Blind Logo.

Paralympic Experience Bozeman

Why: To give youth ages K-12th who are blind or visually impaired an opportunity to learn basic fundamentals in Goalball, Cooperative Games, Paralympic Combine.

Who: Open to ages K-12th grade who are blind or visually impaired. Teachers of the Visually Impaired and other family members are also welcome. Parents or teachers are required to supervise students throughout the entire event.

Where: Morning Star Gym, 830 West Arnold, Bozeman, MT

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: 11:30 am Check-in. 12:00 to 4:30 pm, Lunch Provided

Registration Application and Information (PDF Format)


Get Your MSDB 125th Anniversary T-Shirts!

T-Shirt Order Form (PDF format)

T-Shirt Order Form (Word format)


Hands & Voices: Start-up Efforts in Montana

Hands & Voices is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them. We are a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods. Our diverse membership includes those who are deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing impaired and their families who communicate orally, with signs, cue, and/or combined methods. We exist to help our children reach their highest potential.

Hands & Voices Information (PDF)


Sign Blast

Due to unexpected circumstances, the summer “sign blast” videos are not ready to upload on to YouTube. In the meantime, please feel free to access the following links for short sign language lessons:

Fingerspelling Rules in ASL

Near/Far (how to sign things that are near or far)

Pronouns – Personal vs. Possessive in ASL

Materials in ASL

Past tense (how to sign things that happened in the past)

Future tense (how to sign things that will happen in the future)

Height (how to describe how tall something is)

Body types (how to describe someone’s shape)

Using the Agent Marker (“person” sign) in ASL (how to sign a person’s job)


MSDB Graduates

A goal at MSDB is to continually improve our student's educational opportunities. The annual Graduate Survey is an important part of that process. It tells us how well we prepared you for college, a job, and for living independently. The information helps us make changes that better meet the needs of our students. Your privacy is important to us, and your answers can remain anonymous.

Please Click here to take the survey

For more information, or if you need an alternate way to complete your survey, please call 1-800-882-MSDB


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