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.


Seminar: Being Blind in the Workplace

Seminar: Being Blind in the Workplace

The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama Montgomery Chapter is hosting a seminar addressing employment issues concerning the blind community. The workshop will cover topics on the stereotypes and misconception of individuals with a visual impairment, accommodations in the workplace, social interaction with coworkers, and the Americans with Disability Act.

June 27th 2019 6PM-8PM

V.I.P. recognizes Jeff Harrison with Selma Food Bank

V.I.P. recognizes Jeff Harrison with Selma Food Bank

Jeff Harrison of the Selma Food Bank recently spoke at the V.I.P. Luncheon held at the Golden Ranch. He spoke on how the food bank can help the visually impaired during a disaster by offering food and other services.

Accessing groceries for the visually impaired

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Accessing the grocery store is often a barrier for people with blindness or low vision. There are emerging resources online to order groceries. Meant to address the busy schedules of people today, these resources can help people with vision loss and other disabilities access needed groceries.

Resources:

Hadley Tech It Out Series:
https://hadley.edu/discussions/TechItOut.asp

New Product Alert: Snow 12

Zoomax Snow 12

Zoomax Snow 12 is a portable video magnifier that delivers true visual independence for people with low vision. It features a unique foldable stand that elevates Snow 12 so that you can more easily read, write, look at objects or even perform full-page scanning using the powerful OCR and text-to-speech.

Bowman visits elementary school to share story with students

Bowman visits elementary school to share story with students

Clark Elementary School in Selma, Ala. welcomed V.I.P. William Bowman to their school to talk about assistive technology that aids in reading. He also shared his story and explained how the students should protect their eyes. Ms. Athenia Angion was also presented with an award for all she does in the community.

Talking bar code reader aids visually impaired people

i.d. mate Galaxy

i.d. mate Galaxy® is a portable "all-in-one" talking bar code reader that aids visually impaired individuals with the identification of items via the product's bar code or UPC.

Using text-to-speech and digital voice recording technologies, it allows users to access an on-board database of product descriptions, along with a tailored set of recorded voice messages.

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