V.I.P. stands for visually impaired people who are VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE. We want to provide low vision community education, assistive technology, support and mentoring.
The Pebble mini by Enhanced Vision can be an inexpensive alternative for a good portable magnifier.
This product can be carried with you any where. You can read small print hand outs at meetings and a menu in a restaurant. At $199.00 it is a in expensive product that gets the job done for the visually impaired.
V.I.P,. C.E.O. William H. Bowman of Selma , Alabama was awarded for his work in helping the blind and visually impaired of Alabama live an independent life.
The award was given to him by Denise Dukes at the Special Needs Rock Awards in Atlanta Georgia on October 25, 2015. — at the Museum Bar and Grill in Atlanta, Georgia.
V.I.P. C.E.O. William H. Bowman attended the School of Discovery in Selma, Alabama for a forum on bullying and the affects bullying has in the community.
Folks on stage were members of the community that deal with bullies daily,. D.A. Michael Jackson, Officer King from the Selma Police Dept. and more.
From Enhanced Vision:
We are pleased to let you know about an exciting new advancement in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is called a telescope implant, and it is FDA approved. It is now available in your area to treat End-Stage AMD, the most advanced form of AMD, where patients have central vision loss in both eyes.
V.I.P. held it 's low vision support group meeting at the Dallas County Health Department on last Friday.
The meeting was a huge success. The meal was catered by All in One Family restaurant in Selma, Alabama. It was an Italian meal.
Fitness was the theme for the visually impaired meeting. Just cause you are visually impaired does not mean you can not be physically fit.
V.I.P. did its last health fair of the year at Wallace College on Saturday. Get Fit Selma sponsored by Taylor Internal Medicine.
Thanks to Miranda Cobb a student at Wallace Community College Selma for assisting C.E.O. William H. Bowman in getting there.
Hundreds received free low vision information from V.I.P and referrals to other sources.
Selma Wal-Mart Manager Angelia Wilson donates $500 through a community grant program to V.I.P. Funds will be used in our low vision center to purchase equipment to demonstrate to people with low vision.
What We Offer
1) Low vision community educational programs, conferences and assistive technology demonstrations and expos
2) Support groups, mentoring and advocacy
3) Site and Structural modifications for churches, businesses, etc. for public access
4) Consultations for the visually impaired and low vision evaluations on assistive technology for the visually impaired
5) We provide information and referrals for magnification devices
6) Customer service training and workshops to better acommodate the visually impaired customer