There are 2 state agencies providing low vision care and vocational rehabilitation in Alabama.
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS)
ADRS has offices in Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile and several other locations throughout the state. ADRS provides outpatient and home evaluations for not only visually impaired persons but for those with any type of disability, such as deafness or paraplegia and quadriplegia and amputations. There services are divided into those for working adults who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation and training and those (usually older) who are unable to work or are retired. Rehabilitation Teachers provide home visits and help the elderly through the OASIS (Older Alabamans System of Information and Services). There is a Children's Rehabilitation division, which helps children with any type or combination of disabilities and may be contacted through the ADRS.
Toll-free number: 800.441.7607
Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB)
AIDB has a wide range of services and educational programs for the deaf and blind, and specializes in the education of the young. There are regional centers throughout the state offering education programs, ranging from preschool to completion of high school, including a residential program at the E.H. Gentry School in Talladega. It has educational and technology programs at the regional centers, including programs for adults.
P.O. Box 698
205 East South Street
Talladega, AL 35160
Simply improving lighting, with positioning and intensity control allows some patients to see better.