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.


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.

City of Selma holds forum on youth violence

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William Bowman, Visually Impaired People CEO, recently participated in a forum for the City of Selma on youth violence. The program is turning the tide on youth violence. William talked about the effects on bullying on a young person’s life.

Bowman a guest speaker at youth conference on bullying

Selma Youth Conference

William H. Bowman President and C.E.O. of VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE Organization speaks at a youth conference in Selma on bullying. Bowman’s program "Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me" was a huge success for the youth and the adults attending his program.

Virtual PC provides the assistance visually impaired users need

Chris Young

Chris Young is a 1989 graduate of Keith High School in Orville, Alabama. Young, 40, is married to high school sweetheart Deonia Michelle Shivers also from the Orville, Alabama community. They have two kids Mathew and Alexis. Young is sharing his business plans with our readers of how he started his computer business.

Kendra Craig gets V.I.P. customer service award

Kendra Craig gets V.I.P. customer service award

Kendra Craig at the Burger King in Selma, Alabama recently received the V.I.P. Customer Service award.

Kendra is always smiling and helping customers with special needs. She gives it to you your way!

Selma, Alabama just got a new Burger King with a new staff, good food and great attitudes.

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