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.

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.

"Back in Time", Visually Impaired Band, entertains crowds

Back in Time Band

The band “Back in Time” of Talladega, Alabama is a must have for fundraiser and parties. Their music is oldies, mostly country, soft rock pop and gospel.

The musical arrangements of songs are very interesting and unlike anything I have ever heard. The CD is very diverse.

The six-piece band has been sponsored by Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind AIDB for years.

Does it work? V.I.P. puts the iBill Reader to the test


Technology is important to us. Money is limited to us to spend on technology. I will search for low cost assistive technology and companies that stand behind their products. I will give an honest analysis of each product and give you my feedback on how it works and how it can help you live more independent.

All people - including the visually-impaired - should be prepared for hurricane season

Hurricane season lasts until November. All citizens should be prepared near the gulf coast. You should have plans to put into place for protecting your family.

Just because you are visually impaired isn’t an excuse for not being prepared.

You should have a safety kit with flash lights, batteries, water, food toiletries, extra clothes and any medicines or list of meds you take regularly.

Bank teller given V.I.P. Customer Award

Bank teller given V.I.P. Customer Award

Shonta Rogers, a teller at First Cahawba Bank in Selma, was given the V.I.P. Customer Service Award for always having a smile and friendly voice. She was also recognized for helping customers with special needs feel welcomes.

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