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.


V.I.P. volunteer Jasmine Evans recognized

V.I.P. volunteer Jasmine Evans recognized

V.I.P. C.E.O. honors Jasmine Evans of Selma, 2015 graduate of Southside High School and Fortis College of Montgomery, Alabama for being our most dependable volunteer ever.

She is on time. Works hard at what she does. Thoughtful and dependable. She has been Mr. Bowman 's driver and assistant since September of 2014 and still is working behind the scenes with Mr. Bowman on and off the road.

Visually Impaired People Organization hosts Miss Alabama State University

Visually Impaired People Organization hosts Miss Alabama State University

V.I.P. Visually Impaired People Organization Inc. was proud to host Miss Alabama State University for 2015 at Selma High School on Friday December 4, 2015.

Miss ASU Muriel Pannell is a Theater major at ASU from Jackson Mississippi spoke to the special needs kids in Mrs. Martin'S class on never giving up on dreams and goals.

Verizon Wireless promotes accessible cell phones

Verizon Wireless promotes accessible cell phones

Verizon Wireless comes to Selma to promote cell phones that have accessibility options for the visually impaired.

he staff spoke at our December 2015 low vision support group meeting. They showed off apps with magnifiers to allow some one with low vision to read a menu in a restaurant.

Dr. Rev. Melvin Pylant named Visually Impaired Person of the Year

Dr. Rev. Melvin Pylant named Visually Impaired Person of the Year

Dr. Rev. Melvin Pylant was named The 201 5VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSON of the Year. He receives a certificate and the use of a CCTV from V.I.P..

V.I.P. loans assistive technology when available to individuals with low vision who cannot afford to buy one.

Schedule an appointment at the V.I.P. Low Vision Center

Schedule an appointment at the V.I.P. Low Vision Center

V.I.P. Low Vision Center is located in the Selma Dallas County Health Department. Call us today to schedule an appointment. All evaluations are free. We do accept donations to keep our ministry going.

We evaluate people with low vision and train them on how to use magnifiers and computers with large print and speech.

Pebble mini a good choice for portable magnifier

Pebble mini a good choice for portable magnifier

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.

William Bowman receives "Special Needs Rock" Award

William Bowman receives "Special Needs Rock" Award

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.

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