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.


Wal-Mart staff learns the importance of serving visually-impaired

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V.I.P. CEO William Bowman recently spoke to customer service managers at the Wal-Mart store on Chantilly Parkway in Montgomery, Ala. on the importance of assisting people with disabilities.

He stressed the importance of providing assistance shopping and equal access to the store. It was well received by the store workers. Pictured are CSM's Brittany, William, Dorothy, and Sherrie.

Lannies Bar-b-que recognized for good customer service

Lannies Bar-b-que recognized for good customer service

Good food and a friendly atmosphere - these are just a couple of things you'll find at Lannies Bar-b-que. That's why workers were awarded for their outstanding customer service. Earl, William and Carmen are longtime friends of V.I.P. CEO William Bowman. Carmen was very instrumental in helping William through high school.

Dr. Ashley Williams dedicated to helping the visually-impaired

Dr. Ashley Williams dedicated to helping the visually-impaired

Dr. Ashley Williams, OD of Song Eye Center in Selma was awarded for years of service to the sight-impaired. She is also committed to helping the visually impaired find technology and services to help them obtain independence.

Selma Wal-Mart employee displays outstanding customer service

Selma Wal-Mart employee displays outstanding customer service

Tarquesha Jones is a customer service desk employee at the Wal-Mart in Selma, Ala. She was awarded for outstanding customer service.

She is dedicated to helping all customers, especially those with special needs. She never discriminates and is always helpful. She is a graduate of Southside High School in Selma.

Debra Howard from Selma Career Links honored by V.I.P.

Debra Howard from Selma Career Links honored by V.I.P.

V.I.P. awards Debra Howard at Selma Career LInks for her many years of service to people with disabilities.

She places assistive technology in the center so that the visually-impaired can be independently in doing job searches.

She also served on the Selma City School Board and local charities. Although she is now retiring, she plans to continue her community service.

AUM student recognized for customer service

AUM student recognized for customer service

Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) student Valerie Bailey works at O'Charley's in Montgomery and was recently awarded for her outstanding customer service.

Valerie has a great personality and helps the sight-impaired customers find their way through the restaurant. She greets everyone with a smile and has a good heart.

Winn Dixie employees awarded for outstanding customer service

Winn Dixie employees awarded for outstanding customer service

V.I.P. awards Selma Winn Dixie employees for good customer service. Anita, Meshaell and Valerie always assist customers with sight problems with their shopping. They always have a smile and eager to help.

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