Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world's most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service system serving children and adults who are deaf, blind and multidisabled.
Children ages three to 21 are served through the Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD), the Alabama School for the Blind (ASB) and the Helen Keller School of Alabama (HKS). These day and residential campus programs are accredited by the AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and ASD is also accredited by the Council of Educational Administrators Serving the Deaf.
The E. H. Gentry (EHG) program offers job skills, college preparatory and independent living training for adults with vision or hearing loss along with tracks designed for general services students. EHG has earned the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) highest level of accreditation through 2013.
Eight Regional Centers throughout Alabama serve people from birth all the way through life, connecting individuals with sensory disabilities with the local resources they need to live rich, full lives.
Alabama Industries for the Blind (AIB) provides employment opportunities for adults with vision and hearing loss through manufacturing and service jobs in Talladega, Birmingham and on various military bases in Alabama and Georgia.
Through the AIDB Foundation, Hawkins Chapel and the Marianna Greene Henry Special Equestrian Arena add special dimensions to the spiritual and physical development of our students. Our Health and Clinical Services division helps our students find the best in wellness issues, while coordinating the Institute’s admissions process and programs for seniors throughout Alabama with hearing and vision loss.
Please take the time to learn more about AIDB. Meet our President, Dr. John Mascia, learn about our schools and meet some of our students and their parents. AIDB has been investing in the lives of deaf and blind children and adults and their families for more than 150 years.