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.
Diana Dale of Bay Minette, Alabama received the V.I.P. customer service award for going the extra mile in helping customers with special needs. Dale works at Murphy Oil at the Wal-Mart.
She has a great personality and shows everyone love and respect. Dale never meets a stranger. She is the manager there and is also respected by fellow employees.
The V.I.P. Organization sponsored a field trip to the Montgomery Zoo for special needs kids at Cedar Park Elementary School in Selma.
The May 4 trip was co-sponsored by the Black Belt Community Foundation with a grant to pay for food, tickets, tour and train ride.
V.I.P. used Capital Trailways for transporation because it is the only one in the area with a wheel chair lift.
William Bowman was given the opportunity to speak to students at Bruce Craig Elementary School in Dallas County, Alabama on the effects of bullying on May 4.
The kids really enjoyed his presentation which was sponsored by Blue Cross and Carter Drugs.
Shabrianna Harris, a third-grader and V.I.P.'s Person of the Year, had a front row seat for the presentation.
Third, fourth and fifth-graders at Meadowview School in Selma, Ala. learned how not to become a victim of bullying.
Visually Impaired People, Inc. CEO William Bowman recently delivered his "Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me" program to the students.
Bowman spoke on the fact that you do not need to make fun of people because they are different and there is never a reason to bully.
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