Alabama School for the Blind

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ASB Residential Life

Come take a walk with us through the ASB campus.  Located at the corner of South Street and Chaffee Street, the ASB campus is shaded by large oaks with buildings connected by covered walkways.  Alumni Hall faces South Street and overlooks a wide, inviting lawn where students can be seen playing games or simply enjoying nature.  This building is home to the school library, Alabama Instructional Resource Center for the Blind (AIRCB) and the Sub-regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.  Within the library, hundreds of volumes of fiction and nonfiction books as well as magazines are available in Braille and large print.  This area is also home to computer classes, assistive technology classes and our yearbook staff.picture of young ASB students smiling

To assist blind and low vision students overcome the difficulties of learning science and math, the Wood Science Center was created.  This unique facility has a fully-equipped chemistry lab, interactive displays and a wide range of specialized teaching tools to help students with vision loss learn about our world and grasp scientific and mathematical concepts.  Walk through the ground floor and you will experience the Sensory Safari, a remarkable collection of taxidermy wild and domesticated animals displayed specifically for hands-on access.

Across the covered walkway from Wood Science Center is our main academic building, Oliver Hall.  Our Helen Keller Fragrance Garden is adjacent to the cafeteria and Landreth Hall, our current band and music facility borders the garden on the other side.  In June 2014, a ground breaking ceremony was held for a new 7,400 s.f. music hall with completion expected in the spring of 2015.

Four dormitories bring a touch of home to the campus while a new Independent Living Center brings new dimensions to residential life.  Brockman Hall houses shop and art classes and Asbury Hall is the center of student activity with a gymnasium, snack bar, swimming pool and an area for students to socialize after school.