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.


Zoomtext is a must have for the visually-impaired

Zoom Text

Zoomtext by AI Squared is a must have product for the visually impaired. It enlarges print 34 times its normal size. The product also reads text to you. This product makes the computer fully accessible for the visually impaired.

I first found out about it in 1993 when I was in college. Purchased it in 1995 when I bought my first computer. I have been hooked on it ever since.

Bowman speaks to students at School of Discovery

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William Bowman recently had the opportunity to speak to the students at School of Discovery in Selma on the effects of bullying.

It was part of the "Back to School Bash and Family Fun Day" sponsored by the Selma City Schools System and other local organizations.

Bowman presents anti-bullying program to Edgewood Elementary School students

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I want to thank the teachers and students for having me at Edgewood Elementary School in Selma last week.

We had a great time at the assembly. The assembly was a lesson on the effects of bullying and how it makes one feel.

"The kids learned allot about the effects of bullying," said Mr. Peterson Edgewood principal.

The program is entitled "Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me."

Selma Times Journal employee awarded by Visually Impaired People, Inc.

Selma Times Journal employee awarded by Visually Impaired People, Inc.

Dennis Palmer of the Selma Times Journal was given an award by V.I.P. president William Bowman for outstanding media coverage of events that increase the independence of the visually-impaired of the Black Belt. The STJ has done a great job promoting V.I.P. and its events that educate the Black Belt of the needs of the visually impaired.

Community college president, Dr. James Mitchell, honored by V.I.P.

Community college president, Dr. James Mitchell, honored by V.I.P.

Dr. James M. Mitchell, president of Wallace Community College in Selma, Alabama, was given an award on behalf of V.I.P. president William Bowman. Dr. Mitchell was recognized for hiring people with disabilities and for accommodating students with special needs on campus. He makes them feel welcomed and worthy of a good, quality education.

Carrie Boggs receives V.I.P. customer service award

Carrie Boggs receives V.I.P. customer service award

Carrie Boggs, an employee at Marvin's in Selma, Alabama was given a customer service award for always helping customer with a smile and knowing them by name. She believes in repeat business and helping customers with special needs. She always has a smile and hug for everyone.

Lowe's worker recognized for kindess towards special needs customers

Lowe's worker recognized for kindess towards special needs customers

Janelle Shines, a customer service worker at Lowe's in Prattville, Alabama, was awarded for her kindness towards customers with special needs. She greets every one with a smile. She gives great directions.

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