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Low vision support group meeting held

By William Bowman - Posted on 04 October 2016

Low vision support group meeting held

V.I.P. held its fall low vision support group meeting on September 9, 2016. The luncheon was sponsored by Carter Drug Co. of Selma, Alabama and Dr. Rev. Melvin Pylant. The pizza lunch was delivered to us by Domino's Pizza of Selma. The pizza was brought to the Dallas County Health Department community room where the group meets quarterly.

The theme was low vision technology and the Automark voting machine. The Automark machine allows a person with low vision the opportunity to vote independently.

After some delicious pizza we exercised with Miss Gladys and talked about life challenges being visually impaired. The biggest obstacle to the group is transportation.

They also discussed rights for the disabled community and for equal access to jobs and schools.

V.I.P. Would like to thank the Dean's for volunteering to help us. They are both students at Wallace Community College Selma. Also we want to thank Dr. Elijah Pugh for his continued support of this support group and organization. He is a dedicated volunteer.

If you would like to volunteer and need community service hours. Give us a call at 334-354-4015. If you wold like to sponsor our luncheon. Call the above number. All donations are tax deductible. V.I.P. is a 501c3, tax exempt, non-profit organization.

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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