AIDB Fact Sheet

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 multidisabled. AIDB serves more than 12,500 individuals each year in all 67 counties of the state.

AIDB has five campuses in Talladega including; Alabama School for the Blind, Alabama School for the Deaf, Helen Keller School of Alabama, E.H. Gentry Technical Facility and Alabama Industries for the Blind.

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 postsecondary 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.

AIDB has a network of nine Regional Centers across the state of Alabama with locations in; Auburn, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Tuscumbia.

AIDB programs and services are free to Alabama residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, deaf-blind and visually impaired.

AIDB is the largest employer in the city limits of Talladega Alabama.

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.