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.

Dallas County Probate Judge declares January as Glaucoma Awareness Month


Dallas County Probate Judge Kim Ballard signs a proclamation making it Glaucoma Awareness Month in Dallas County.

Ballard said, "I am proud to help William and V.I.P. I believe in their mission of educating the sight impaired about keeping their vision. I have learned a lot form V.I.P. since I have been on the Commission about healthy vision and the needs of the visually impaired."

Ni'kesha Ferrell recognized for outstanding customer service

Ni'kesha Ferrell recognized for outstanding customer service

Ni'kesha Ferrell gets the V.I.P. customer service award for helping an elderly lady with setting up her phone and making sure it was accessible for her. Ferrell works for the Verizon Wireless location on Ann Street in Montgomery, Alabama.

Visually Impaired People, Inc recommends Verizon Wireless phones

Samsung Convoy

I personally believe Verizon has cell phones that are accessible for the visually impaired. I have researched all companies and while some of them come close, Verizon is still the best and the most reasonable.

Visually Impaired People, Inc promotes glaucoma awareness throughout January

William Bowman with Dr. Brendan Wyatt

William Bowman, pictured with Dr. Brendan Wyatt of Wyatt Kirkpatrick Eye Associates in Selma, is having his eyes checked for glaucoma during a routine eye exam.

Each January, Visually Impaired People, Inc. promotes early detection. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. Eye exams can prevent blindness if detected early, according to Dr. Wyatt.

Walmart assistant manager goes the extra mile


Karen Woodruff, an assistant manager at the Ann Street Walmart in Montgomery, was recently recognized by Visually Impaired People, Inc.

Woodruff and V.I.P. CEO William Bowman met while he was looking for someone to help him shop. She asked if she could help and the two become fast friends.

Walmart assistant manager recognized by V.I.P.

Walmart assistant manager recognized by V.I.P.

Christilla Murray an assistant manager at Wal-Mart on Ann Street in Montgomery was recently awarded an award on behalf of the Visually Impaired People organization of Selma for her kindness to customers with special needs.

Red Lobster workers honored

Red Lobster workers honored

Red Lobster employees provide good service to the disabled and sight-impaired in Montgomery. William is pictured with the manager Rachel Thompson and staff members Shandis and Trisha. They are all kind-hearted and deserves recognition for helping customers with special needs. They assist customers by reading the menu and making recommendations.

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