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.

Felecia Jones awarded with certificate of appreciation

Felecia Jones awarded with certificate of appreciation

Visually Impaired People, Inc. recently awarded Felecia Jones a certificate of appreciation for continuing to support VIP, Inc. and field trips for kids with special needs. Jones is the director of the Black Belt Foundation.

Visually Impaired People, Inc. receives grant, your help is still needed

VIP receives grant

The Black Belt Community Foundation of Selma and Dallas County recently gave out $125,000 in grants to 45 non-profit organizations in 12 counties across the Black Belt to provide funding for their projects.

The awards ceremony was held on the campus of Wallace Community College in Selma in the Hank Sanders Building on Saturday.

Cedar Park Elementary School students treated to special field trip to WSFA-TV

Cedar Park Elementary School students treated to special field trip to WSFA-TV

The kids at Cedar Park School in Selma were recently treated to a visit at WSFA TV 12 in Montgomery, Alabama. The trip was sponsored by the V.I.P. Organization Inc. of Selma and the Black Belt Community Foundation.

They got to see the behind the scenes action of how WSFA produces its newscasts. They saw everything from the weather center to the newsroom and everything in between.

Cedar Park Elementary School students treated to lunch at McDonald's

Cedar Park Elementary School students treated to lunch at McDonald's

VIP wants to thank the McDonald's management team (Charles Ray) on Zelda Road in Montgomery, Ala. for donating 35 meals to the organization. The staff was very kind, helpful and friendly. They made the special needs students feel welcomed and treated them with respect.

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


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


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."

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