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.


Auto Mark Voting Machine Demonstration

Auto Mark Voting Machine Demonstration

Don Whitman of ES&S demonstrates the Auto Mark Voting Machine at the 2018 Low Vision Awareness Day.

V.I.P. is a big supporter of using assistive technology. to live and play independently.

Whitman says, " The Auto Mark can mark your ballot for you by pushing buttons or touching the screen." It is for the visually impaired, blind and handicapped to use to vote."
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Freedom Scientific rep speaks at Low Vision Awareness Day

Freedom Scientific rep speaks at Low Vision Awareness Day

Mike Self of Freedom Scientific speaks at the 2018 Low Vision Awareness Day.

Self says, " With a magnifier or a computer than can use a program called Zoomtext." "A person who is visually impaired can do any daily activity they want too. " Self says,

Looking for a great pen? Try Uniball Pens

Uniball Pens

V.I.P. would like to promote the Uniball Pens. After about 18 years of research trying to find the perfect writing pen for the visually impaired. We finally found one that does the trick.

It writes in bold black ink. It is a gel RT impact. No, 207. 1.0 bold ink. You can find them at most retail stores and office supply stores.

V.I.P. to host Low Vision Awareness Day

The Visually Impaired People Organization, INC of Selma, Alabama will host a low vision awareness day on June 8, 2018 at the Dallas County Health Department in the community room. The health department is located at 100 Samuel O Moseley drive in Selma.

The purpose of the event will bring low vision technology vendors and host consumers who need the technology, together under one roof.

Longtime Selma physician retires

Longtime Selma physician retires

After 46 years, Dr. Julian P. Howell Jr. of Selma has retired. VIP honored him for all his years of service and recognized him for serving people with special needs. He is the founder of Selma Medical Associates. He listens to his patients and then treats them. He was a household name in the area. He is pictured with his nurse Marcia, alongside VIP CEO William Bowman.

Selma Times Journal staff members honored

Selma Times Journal staff members honored

VIP CEO William Bowman honors the Selma Times Journal staff for its customer service and for writing a story about glaucoma screenings. Onisha Blevins and Clara Gray both were recognized. VIP believes in thanking those who help support our cause. The staff does a great job serving the community.

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