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Alabama Institute For Deaf And Blind

Who We Are

Established in 1858, AIDB is the nation?s most comprehensive education and service program for individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind or deaf-blind and multi-disabled. We serve more than 12,500 individuals each year in all 67 counties of the state. AIDB programs and services are free to Alabama residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, deaf-blind and visually impaired. AIDB's Regional Centers offer a lifelong continuum of services for people with hearing and vision loss, beginning with infants and continuing through senior citizens. In homes and communities across the state AIDB provides services such as early intervention, counseling, interpreting, transportation and other daily living and adjustment programs. The Alabama School for the Blind, Alabama School for the Deaf and Helen Keller School of Alabama provide traditional and non-traditional academic instruction and life preparation for children ages 3 to 21. Each school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. E.H. Gentry Technical Facility is a post-secondary rehabilitation and training facility for adults. Gentry's programs provide their clients with career and independent living skills. Alabama Industries for the Blind employs more than 200 blind and deaf adults in a diverse manufacturing facility that produces a variety of goods including: flags, brooms, flight bags and all military neckties for the U.S. Armed Forces.|

What We Do

Our Vision is to become the premier program in the country serving individuals who are deaf and blind.


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