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.


Bank Trust employees recognized

Bank Trust employees recognized

Sight-impaired customers at Bank Trust in Selma are always greeted with a smile.

Employees Linda and Felicia were awarded for outstanding customer service for their commitment to customers with special needs.

They provide assistance with bank statements and the use of the ATM. They make the customers feel welcomed and appreciated.

Carter Drug Employees Help Sight-Impaired Customers

Carter Drug Employees Help Sight-Impaired Customers

Staff members at Carter Drugs in Selma were recently recognized for their outstanding efforts in the community. Staffers including Kim, Lauren, and Ann assist the sight-impaired by explaining drug information and drug side effects.

V.I.P. driver honored for longtime dedication

V.I.P. driver honored for longtime dedication

Driver for V.I.P. CEO William Bowman, John Johnson, turns 89-years-old this month. We want to recognize him with a special V.I.P. Award for his service.

Johnson is very dedicated not only to V.I.P., but to his church, family and his wife of more than 60 years.

Gray's Furniture Staff Recognized

Gray's Furniture Staff Recognized

William Bowman awards the staff at Gray's Furniture in Selma for their outstanding customer service including Mrs. Cogle, Melvin and Juanita. This company always goes the extra mile to help customers with special needs.

Hardee's worker recognized by V.I.P.

Hardee's worker recognized by V.I.P.

Channaveka Howard, a worker at the Hardee's restaurant on Ann Street in Montgomery, Ala. is given the V.I.P. Customer Service Award. She is a server who goes the extra mile to read menus, take food orders to customer's cars and she does it with a smile.

Verizon Wireless works honored for exceptional customer service

Verizon Wireless works honored for exceptional customer service

V.I.P. CEO William Bowman awards Peebles Austin with a customer service award. Austin works at the Verizon Wireless on Ann Street in Montgomery, Ala.

Austin goes out of her way to help sight-impaired customers find phones with large print and different talking features. She also assists with activating the phone and making sure the customer is familiar with the account.

LeDonna Bell honored

LeDonna Bell honored

LeDonna Bell, an employee at JC Penny received a V.I.P. Customer Service award for assisting customers with special needs and greeting all customers with a smile.

She has a wonderful personality and is very outgoing. V.I.P. CEO William Bowman recalls, "She is the only one that has ever helped me in the last 10 years that I've shopped here."

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