The Gentry Facility's Assistive Technology Department has provided Assistive Technology services to consumers throughout the state of Alabama for over 25 years and is one of the foremost organizations of its kind in the United States. Assistive technology devices not only improve quality of life for blind individuals but also empower the blind to succeed in fields that were once unavailable or unattainable. Our role includes (but is not limited to):

  • Informing the populace of the availability and benefits of assistive devices
  • Helping persons determine what assistive devices best suit their individual needs
  • Training persons in the use of assistive devices
  • Providing on-site technical support to enable consumers to remain continually productive
  • Advocating for and supporting blind consumers in their vocational endeavors

If you need our remote support file, simply click the following link: remote support

Be sure and call or email ahead to schedule an appointment!

Our students and consumers can now create eportfolios on our alassist website using Mahara. Here's the link: Alassist's Portfolio Site

If your are an EHG student and looking for the weekly menu, it is located on our Facebook page. Students can also join our Mattermost server with this link: Join Mattermost

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Congratulations Glenn Tommie!
by Joel Stephens - Monday, 9 October 2017, 11:02 AM

Kudos to Glenn Tommie who won the Grider Award at the annual Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) conference! We all know what a great job he does so we are thrilled to see him be recognized by the people and professionals he works with. The Grider Award is presented to a person who has made a significant contribution in working for persons who are blind or visually impaired to promote an understanding of blindness and visual impairment in the mainstream of society. The recipient of this award must be or have been actively involved in helping persons who are blind or visually impaired have fuller, more meaningful, productive, and independent lives. He or she shall have exemplified the pioneer spirit, dedication to service, and quality of direct services to persons who are blind or visually impaired as shown by the life and reputation of Charles B. Grider.

Glenn Tommie holding the Grider award

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by Joel Stephens - Friday, 12 May 2017, 9:42 AM
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Ability Career Fair 2017
by Joel Stephens - Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:04 AM
The second annual Ability Career fair was held on April 20, 2017 at the UAH Career Training Center. Hosted by University Alabama Huntsville, ADRS, and AIDB, the fair offered information sessions for both employers and job seekers.

AIDB Huntsville Regional Center/ EH Gentry hosted a booth to demonstrate some Assistive Technology for individuals with vision and or hearing problems.

There were more than 20 employers and approximately 135 job seekers who attended.