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.
Ashley Ann Holifield a native of Perry County and a 2004 advanced graduate student at Francis Marion High School in Marion is the mother of one little girl named Michelle and they now live in Selma.
Tim Emmons at the Library for the Blind was awarded the V.I.P. Customer Service Award for helping patrons find the kind of books they want and desire to read.
Tim is well-versed on Alabama authors and loves helping the visually impaired get what they want. Tim is also an expert when it comes to the latest gadgets that can improve the quality of life for the sight-impaired.
Sarah Cook, Ashley Johnson, Tim Reeves, and Katie Cook were awarded for their help in promoting V.I.P.'s work in the media by covering stories that can help the visually impaired live a productive life. They are all reporters with the Selma Times Journal in Selma, Ala. Thanks STJ for a job well done!
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