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.


Sally Beauty Supply employee receives award

Sally Beauty Supply employee receives award

A Sally Beauty Supply employee was honored for going out of her way to help a customer with special requests. Shareta Glenn found the proper products and referred it to the customer.

Selma Subway store recognized

Selma Subway store recognized

Ashley Turk receives the customer service award at the Subway in Selma on behalf of the entire store for providing a friendly atmosphere and good food. This story is located on Highland Avenue in Selma, Alabama.

Black Belt Community Foundation honored

Black Belt Community Foundation honored

Visually Impaired People, Inc. honors the Black Belt Community Foundation for supporting programs with grants that assist people with special needs. Pictured with V.I.P. CEO William Bowman is Erica Crenshaw.

Arts Music employees recognized

Arts Music employees recognized

Neil William and Brendon at Arts Music in Montgomery, Alabama received the VIP Customer Service Award for assisting the visually impaired. They help customers find instruments and encourage them to take up music as a hobby. They also have a hand in teaching music.

V.I.P. honors St. James Hotel Employee

V.I.P. honors St. James Hotel Employee

Visually Impaired People, Inc. honored Kim Shelton at the St. James Hotel in Selma for outstanding customer service. Kim is a waitress at the hotel restaurant and takes her time with helping customers.

V.I.P. CEO William Bowman says that Kim helps him read the menu and place his order. Bowman enjoyed the food and the good service.

Bowman meets University of Alabama great Bobby Humphrey

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William Bowman, VIP CEO, recently had the opportunity to meet University of Alabama great Bobby Humphrey when he visited Selma.

Humphrey spoke at the Quarterback Club. His message was "getting better everyday at what you do". His message was very positive and motivational.

Access to technology for visually impaired expanded thanks to Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology

The following is great information from the Lighthouse International Advocacy Team regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. The team recently sent out this letter:

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