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.


Preparing the visually impaired for severe weather

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WSFA-TV 12 Storm Team weather watcher and Visually Impaired People, Inc. CEO along with Dallas County Emergency Management Director Rhonda Abbott recently discussed how to make Dallas County more accessible during severe weather in preparation for Severe Weather Week which runs Feb. 20 -26.

EyeSight Foundation of Alabama launches new website

The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama has just launched a new website and they want you to check it out.

Simply log onto www.eyesightfoundation.org to find new features including scrolling news items and upcoming events. The foundation says those features will be updated on a daily basis.

Olive Garden server honored with VIP customer service award

Inger Burnette, a server at the Olive Garden restaurant at Riverchase in Birmingham, Alabama was recently awarded the last customer service award for the month of January.

She got it for great service for serving five tables of elderly woman and meeting their individual needs as well serving others with special needs.

Educational Programs

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William Bowman, CEO of Visually Impaired People, is available to motivate and encourage your employees and students to be tolerant of the visually impaired. Hire William today to deliver one of several encouraging messages.

ABC’s to Success in the Classroom and on the Playing Field

Magnifying America shows off new products

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Robert Hill, with the company Magnifying America, showed of his new CCTV and hand held magnifies.

Hill is from the Prattville, Alabama area and serves Mississippi, Florida and Alabama.

He does in home demonstrations and likes to help the visually impaired. You can reach Hill at 334-651-8180 or check out the website at http://magnifyingcenter.com.

V.I.P. takes to the airwaves for Glaucoma Awareness Month

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V.I.P. CEO William Bowman recently took to the airwaves to promote Glaucoma Awareness Month.

He was a guest on 12 Talk with WSFA news anchor Sally Pitts. They discussed the importance of early detection in order to prevent glaucoma.

Dallas County Probate Judge declares January as Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Dallas County Probate Judge Kim Ballard signs a proclamation making it Glaucoma Awareness Month in Dallas County.

Ballard said, "I am proud to help William and V.I.P. I believe in their mission of educating the sight impaired about keeping their vision. I have learned a lot form V.I.P. since I have been on the Commission about healthy vision and the needs of the visually impaired."

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