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Blind Ambition - AIDB Has Never Listened to Naysayers

Had William Seaborn Johnson been like his nine siblings, countless people in the past 160 years might have lead diminished lives. Seaborn was deaf, which inspired his older brother, Joseph, to start a school in 1858 that years later became the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB). Today, the wide-ranging programs on the huge campus in Talladega are renowned worldwide as the staff continues to break ground training disabled children and adults in 90 different buildings. AIDB's motto is "Deaf. Blind. Limitless".

To read more from our recent feature in PowerGrams, a publication by the Alabama Newscenter, please click here: 2019 PowerGram.


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