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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Windows 10 Free Upgrade Over
by Joel Stephens - Monday, 22 January 2018, 8:58 AM
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Hope everyone got upgraded -

Microsoft has finally ended their program which allowed users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10 for free simply by enabling any of their operating system's assistive technologies - a full two weeks after the offer was scheduled to end.

Full article here:


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EHG Lunch Menu Week of 12/11/17
by Joel Stephens - Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:41 AM


  • Salad Bar
  • Swiss Steak with Gravy
  • Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream
  • Broccoli Casserole
  • Yeast Rolls
  • Garden Salad
  • Ice Cream
  • Milk
  • Tea
  • Coffee


  • Salad Bar
  • Baked Pork Chops
  • Corn Nuggets
  • Turnip Greens
  • Corn Muffin
  • Beet and Onion Salad
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Milk
  • Tea
  • Coffee


  • Christmas Luncheon
  • Honey Glazed Ham
  • Fried Chicken
  • Dressing W/ Gravy
  • Green Beans
  • Bacon Macaroni & Cheese
  • Squash Casserole
  • Yeast Rolls
  • Broccoli and Raisin salad
  • Coconut Cake
  • Pecan Pie
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Tea


  • Salad Bar
  • Roast Beef Melts
  • Potato Chips
  • Baked Beans
  • Milk
  • Tea
  • Coffee


  • No Lunch
  • Student and Staff Goodie Day
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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