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.


Walmart assistant manager goes the extra mile

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Karen Woodruff, an assistant manager at the Ann Street Walmart in Montgomery, was recently recognized by Visually Impaired People, Inc.

Woodruff and V.I.P. CEO William Bowman met while he was looking for someone to help him shop. She asked if she could help and the two become fast friends.

Walmart assistant manager recognized by V.I.P.

Walmart assistant manager recognized by V.I.P.

Christilla Murray an assistant manager at Wal-Mart on Ann Street in Montgomery was recently awarded an award on behalf of the Visually Impaired People organization of Selma for her kindness to customers with special needs.

Red Lobster workers honored

Red Lobster workers honored

Red Lobster employees provide good service to the disabled and sight-impaired in Montgomery. William is pictured with the manager Rachel Thompson and staff members Shandis and Trisha. They are all kind-hearted and deserves recognition for helping customers with special needs. They assist customers by reading the menu and making recommendations.

Red Robin workers help Bowman have a wonderful birthday

Red Robin workers help Bowman have a wonderful birthday

William recently celebrated his birthday at Red Robin in Montgomery. Al Haley was his server. She was very kind to him and got the staff to sing the Happy Birthday song.

She was given the customer service award for making his day better and going out of her way to help a sight-impaired person have a good day. She even read the menu to him and make recommendations.

Old Navy employee recognized

Old Navy employee recognized

William gives Old Navy employee, Keyona Freeman, a customer service award. She works at Montgomery's Eastchase location. In addition to being friendly to customers, she steps it a step further and takes time to talk to her customers.

VIP, Inc encourages you to get a flu shot

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William Bowman gets his flu shot at Selma Medical Associates. Dr. Ray Brignac M.D., a local physician says, "I encourage all patients that are out in the public to get the flu shot in October each year. It takes a few minutes and both the flu vaccine and the HINI vaccines are combined."

Visually impaired should get out and vote this Tuesday

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Visually impaired people are encouraged to get out and vote for the candidate of your choice on Tuesday. Use the Auto Mark machine to assist you in marking the ballots.

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