About AIDB: Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

  • Photo of AIDB's Manning Hall

    The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world’s most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind, deafblind and multidisabled. Founded in 1858 by a young medical doctor who wanted to educate his deaf brother, AIDB now serves more than 31,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year. 

    In Talladega, AIDB has six campuses:Photo of young girl going to class at ASB.
    • Alabama School for the Deaf
    • Alabama School for the Blind
    • Alabama Industries for the Blind
    • Helen Keller School
    • E.H. Gentry Facility
    • Marianna Greene Henry (MGH) Special Equestrian Arena 

    AIDB also has ten regional centers located in Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Opelika, Shoals, Talladega, and Tuscaloosa which extend the program offerings throughout the state.

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    Closeup photo of the hands of a client writing in braille

AIDB Video with captions

AIDB Video with descriptive audio

  • Pursuant to the Governor’s First Supplemental Order dated March 18, 2020, the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Board of Trustees met via phone/zoom conference on May 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM.  A summary of the meeting follows:

    May 19, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting