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.


VIDEO: “V.I.P.” Interview With Founder William Bowman on Transportation Issues for the Visually Impaired

 “V.I.P.” Interview With Founder William Bowman

Those who are visually impaired have to overcome many challenges, for example finding a way to get transportation. Thankfully in our area, there are people that can help. William Bowman has an organization, “Visually Impaired People” (V.I.P) that provides assistance for everyday tasks.

Proclamation for Glaucoma Awareness Month issued by mayor

William Bowman

Visually Impaired People Organization, Inc. CEO William Bowman holds the proclamation that Selma mayor James Perkins, Jr. recently issued naming January as Glaucoma Awareness Month and encourages citizens to get their eyes checked.

Breast Cancer Webinar for Women Who Are Blind

Accessible Pharmacy

Please join Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind as we discuss accessible breast cancer information, detection and prevention for blind women and their families with these expert presenters:

· Dr. Kim Kubek, MD: Pennsylvania Diagnostic Breast Cancer Center andBreastCancer.org

· Dr. Kristen Capece, PharmD, BCGP: Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind

We'll miss you Mark

Mark Mason

V.I.P. Organization, Inc. and I would like to send our sincere condolences to the family of Mark Mason.

In 1998, he was the first person I worked with when starting this organization. We had many conversations and he always encouraged me. He gave professional advice and support. He will always be my friend.

National White Cane Awareness Day

National White Cane Awareness Day

Auburn University, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, will host White Cane Awareness Day events on October 15, 2021 and February 19, 2022.

Charlie Gunn named 'Blind Person of the Year'

Charlie Gunn named 'Blind Person of the Year'

Congratulations to Charlie Gunn! He is V.I.P. Organization Inc.'s "Blind Person of the Year".

Gunn was awarded a $100 check from V.I.P.'S C.E.O. William Bowman and a $30 gift card from Golden Ranch to eat dinner.

Gunn says, "I am honored to win the award. I thank GOD for it. I am glad to have literally bumped into Mr. Bowman in Walmart Selma."

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

Make a donation

Help V.I.P. help the visually impaired in the community. Consider making a donation. No amount is too small.

V.I.P. Sponsors

Walmart Foundation
Eyesight Foundation of Alabama
Black Belt Community Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Freedom Scientific
First Cahawba Bank
Hat Country Resistal Hats
AI Squared Zoom Text
Moore Stewart Honda
Carter Drug Company
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Pepsi Cola
Wyatt-Kirkpatrick Eye
City of Selma
Dallas County Commission
Regions Bank