With five campuses in Talledega and eight statewide regional centers, AIDB assists clients from early intervention to senior citizens. The Institute now serves more than 20,000 people each year statewide with a wide array of programs.
AIDB’s E.H. Gentry Facility -- a full service and rehabilitation center – helps to provide assessments, modern communications equipment and one-on-one training for the program.
Rich History of Service
The Alabama Institute for the Deaf & Blind (AIDB) has more than 150 years of service to people with hearing and vision loss. Born in 1858 out of Dr. Joseph Henry Johnson’s love for his brother, who was deaf, AIDB has become one of the nation’s most comprehensive education and service programs for the deaf and blind.
“Deaf-blind people live in a dark world with dead silence.” Bethany Miller is the iCanConnect program coordinator at Gentry. “Thanks to technology and the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), they [deaf-blind] can break free of that lonely world. I am so proud that many deaf-blind applicants now have the opportunity to reach out and connect with others.”
With a long history of dedication and results to back it up, the Alabama Institute for the Deaf & Blind has proven to be a place where, it says, “what if” becomes “I can.”