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.

VIDEO: William Bowman talks about VIP

William Bowman, founder of VIP (visually impaired people) nonprofit, speaks to the Selma Sun's Todd Prater about work to help those who are visually impaired in this edition of Center Stage.

White Cane Day Walk to be held in Selma on Oct. 14th

White Cane Day

V.I.P. Visually Impaired People Organization, Inc. of Selma, Alabama to hold a national day for “the white cane.” Nationally known as “White Cane Day!”

Transforming Dreams into Reality Walkathon

Transforming Dreams into Reality Walkathon

The National Federation of the Blind is the civil rights transformative organization for blind Americans. It is constantly dispelling myths surrounding what it means to be a blind person. Blindness is only, one of many varied characteristics.

White Cane Day set for Oct. 15 in Birmingham

White Cane Day

The 10th anniversary celebration of White Cane Day will be held in Birmingham at the Alys Stephens Center on October 15th.

To register for the event: https://www.wcdal.org/

VIDEO: “V.I.P.” Interview With Founder William Bowman on Transportation Issues for the Visually Impaired

 “V.I.P.” Interview With Founder William Bowman

Those who are visually impaired have to overcome many challenges, for example finding a way to get transportation. Thankfully in our area, there are people that can help. William Bowman has an organization, “Visually Impaired People” (V.I.P) that provides assistance for everyday tasks.

Proclamation for Glaucoma Awareness Month issued by mayor

William Bowman

Visually Impaired People Organization, Inc. CEO William Bowman holds the proclamation that Selma mayor James Perkins, Jr. recently issued naming January as Glaucoma Awareness Month and encourages citizens to get their eyes checked.

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