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.


Arts Music employees recognized

Arts Music employees recognized

Neil William and Brendon at Arts Music in Montgomery, Alabama received the VIP Customer Service Award for assisting the visually impaired. They help customers find instruments and encourage them to take up music as a hobby. They also have a hand in teaching music.

V.I.P. honors St. James Hotel Employee

V.I.P. honors St. James Hotel Employee

Visually Impaired People, Inc. honored Kim Shelton at the St. James Hotel in Selma for outstanding customer service. Kim is a waitress at the hotel restaurant and takes her time with helping customers.

V.I.P. CEO William Bowman says that Kim helps him read the menu and place his order. Bowman enjoyed the food and the good service.

Bowman meets University of Alabama great Bobby Humphrey

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William Bowman, VIP CEO, recently had the opportunity to meet University of Alabama great Bobby Humphrey when he visited Selma.

Humphrey spoke at the Quarterback Club. His message was "getting better everyday at what you do". His message was very positive and motivational.

Access to technology for visually impaired expanded thanks to Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology

The following is great information from the Lighthouse International Advocacy Team regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. The team recently sent out this letter:

V.I.P. receives proceeds from Belk charity sale

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Visually Impaired People, Inc. was on the receiving end from a charity sale at the Belk store in Selma, Ala.

The store has this sale two times a year to help fund local charities. V.I.P. has been participating in the sale for several years.

V.I.P. appreciates them for believing in its mission of serving the visually impaired, said William Bowman, CEO.

Bowman motivates and encourages Selma High Football team

Selma HIgh School Football Coach Leroy Miles and his team

William Bowman, V.I.P. CEO, returned to Selma High School to speak to the football team about his ABC philosophy to success in the classroom and on the field. The 20-minute presentation was designed to inspire and motivate the team to win.

Walgreens' worker assists V.I.P.

Walgreens' worker assists V.I.P.

V.I.P. gives the customer service award to Brian Harris at the Walgreens in Selma. Brian assists the group with its photo selections for local awards. He ensures the photos are done on time so that V.I.P. is able to distribute them in a timely fashion. He is good to work with and is eager to please customers with special needs.

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