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
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