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.


Ken Osbourn, President of Alabama Council for the Blind speaks in Montgomery

Ken Osbourn, President of Alabama Council for the Blind speaks in Montgomery

Mr. Ken Osbourn is President of the Alabama Council for the Blind. He became president in May 2010. ACB has 191 members across Alabama. He is a freelance announcer with his own home based business called KAYO Productions.

V.I.P. donates CCTV to Valley Grande elementary school student

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V.I.P. loaned CCTV to an elementary school student at Valley Grande School in Valley Grand, Alabama.

Chance Tierce is a third-grader at the school and is visually impaired. He will use the CCTV until he graduates from high school.

The machine was donated to V.I.P. from the family of Ray Summerland of Selma, Alabama at the time of Summerland's death.

Loving Country Music

Loving Country Music

After giving out a customer service award at Arts Music shop in Montgomery, Alabama, William decideds to sing a few country songs to entertain the customers.

Bowman meets actress Jasmine Guy

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V.I.P. CEO William Bowman had the opportunity to meet actress Jasmine Guy while she was in Montgomery, Ala. to perform in the play entitled: "The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Its First 100 Years" at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Guy also starred in the TV show "A Different World" on NBC.

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.

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