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.

Research Study Needs Blind Individuals With Sleep Problems

Non-24-hour sleep wake disorder occurs in some individuals who are blind and lack the light sensitivity necessary to reset their “body clock”. This can lead to problems with sleep and/or daytime excessive sleepiness.

Owner of Calhoun Foods honored with customer service award

Owner of Calhoun Foods honored with customer service award

William Bowman presents a V.I.P. Customer Service Award to Greg Calhoun, owner of Calhoun Foods in Selma, Alabama. Also honored was the manager of Selma store, Jimmy Coleman.

"Zoom text" allows sight-impaired visitors to use computer services


Chris is a visitor at the George Washington Center at the Selma Housing Authority. He uses a computer with zoom text to play a card game. The computer along with the CCTV was given to the center by Visually Impaired People, Inc. through a grant from the City of Selma's Weed and Seed program.

Preparing the visually impaired for severe weather


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

Selma High Saints

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

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