About AIDB: Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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Who & Where is AIDB?

  • 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, deaf-blind and multi-disabled. Founded in 1858 by a young medical doctor who wanted to educate his deaf brother, AIDB now serves more than 24,215 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year. 

    In Talladega, AIDB has six campuses:
    • 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 eight regional centers located in Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Tuscumbia which extend the program offerings throughout the state.

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