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.


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.

Rehab staff goes the extra mile

Rehab staff goes the extra mile

V.I.P. honors physical therapist Phillip Whatley of Rehab Associates in Selma for his work in helping people get back to work and live more independent lives. Phillip goes the extra mile to motivate and rehabilitate his patients. He genuinely cares about people. He really pushes towards a goal and his staff including Eric and Carla makes sure you stay on track.

Dollar General worker cares about her V.I.P.'s

Dollar General worker cares about her V.I.P.'s

V.I.P. honors Marranda Smith at the Dollar General store located on Dallas Avenue in Selma. She always has a smile on her face and is willing to assist visually impaired customers. She has a good heart for helping people. She knows her customers and cares about their needs.

Moore Stewart Honda makes Alabama accessible to V.I.P.'s

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William Bowman, V.I.P. CEO, meets with Jon Moore, owner of Moore Stewart Honda in Selma to discuss how a visually impaired customer can buy a new truck.

Moore makes it easy to make the purchase. Bowman has leased three vehicles from the local Honda store and has been satisfied with the service. Bowman says the store will even bring the vehicle to you.

La-Z-Boy sales member awarded for outstanding customer service

La-Z-Boy sales member awarded for outstanding customer service

William Bowman, V.I.P. CEO, stopped by the La-Z-Boy Showcase in Montgomery, Ala. to test out a massage recliner. Shelia, the sales clerk, was exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. V.I.P. awards her with an outstanding customer service award.

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.

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