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.


Help us help others in the community

As you know V.I.P. is a non-profit organization that is a ministry to in power the visually impaired to lead a productive life. We need funds for the following projects. We are trying to raise $10,000.

1. V.I.P. wants to purchase hand held low cost magnifiers for young and old who could not afford one.

2. V.I.P.

Seeing through the eyes of a sight-impaired person

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To the untrained eye these photos of a recent field trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama inside the Bryant Denny stadium may be blurry. They were taken that way to show you what the world looks like to some one who is visually impaired. People with low vision like to travel and go outside their home for recreation like every one else does.

Diana Dale receives customer service award

Diana Dale receives customer service award

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.

Special needs kids at Cedar Park Elementary School treated to trip to Montgomery Zoo

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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.

Students at Bruce Craig Elementary School learn about effects of bullying

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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.

William Bowman delivers anti-bullying message to elementary school students

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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.

Third-grader Shabrianna Harris is V.I.P.'s Person of the Year

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Visually Impaired People, Inc. of Selma, Alabama named its "VISUALLY IMPARED PERSON OF THE YEAR" for 2011. It is Shabrianna Harris, a third-grader at Bruce Craig School in Dallas County.

Shabrianna is visually impaired and has been working hard to overcome her sight impairment.

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