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.


'Be Ready Day' held in Selma

'Be Ready Day' held in Selma

V.I.P. C.E.O. William H. Bowman volunteered to take pictures at BE READY DAY in Selma, Alabama.

The event was sponsored by the Dallas County Emergency Management Agency. The event taught school kids about first respomders and what they do during disasters.

Bowman also talked to WSFA Meteorologist Vernon Turner about being one of their weather watchers since 1986 for Selma and Dallas County.

Getting you ready for Election Day

The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) is part of our nation’s federally-funded protection and advocacy (P&A) system. ADAP provides quality, legally-based advocacy services to Alabamians with disabilities in order to protect, promote and expand their rights. ADAP is part of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).

Low vision support group meeting held

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.

Thanks Dr. Pugh!

Thanks Dr. Pugh!

V.I.P. would like to thank Dr. Elijah Pugh for is dedication to this organization. He is an instructor at Wallace Community College in Selma.

Stressless Drink Holder designed by Ken Allen

Stressless Drink Holder designed by Ken Allen

This product was designed by a visually impaired man by the name of Ken Allen. He is an engineer and used his skills to help others who are visually impaired. The Stressless drink holder can hold your drink and so much more.

Selma's Wal-Mart Super Center Awards Grant to V.I.P.

Selma's Wal-Mart Super Center Awards Grant to V.I.P.

V.I.P. was awarded a $1,000.00 grant from the Selma Wal-Mart Super Center.

Funds will be used toward the V.I.P. Low Vision Center located at the Dallas County Health Department.

The center offers low vision evaluations on assistive technology to assist people with visual impairments to lead a productive life. Training on how to use magnifiers and screen readers for computers.

Protect your eyes during summer activities

Protect your eyes during summer activities

William H. Bowman with Angela Benjamin promoting eye safety for the summer down on the farm.

Bowman with goggles on and Benjamin with sun glasses. Both protect the eyes from the sun and flying objects.

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

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