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.

Registration underway for 2019 Extreme Experience Retreat

This year's theme for the 2019 Extreme Experience Retreat is Denim and Diamonds. They'll be celebrating 10 years of blind and visually impaired people who are all regular people (denim) who sparkle like diamonds as they take the EER spirit into their communities.

It will be held:

Sep 25 - Sep 28
Blue Lake Camp
8500 Oakwood Ln, Andalusia, Alabama 36420

Walmart, Sam's Club Announce Nationwide Rollout of ScripTalk Service

Walmart, Sam's Club Announce Nationwide Rollout of ScripTalk Service

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are now providing En-Vision America’s ScripTalk talking prescription labels at all stores throughout the United States. This service increases the safety and independence of blind, visually impaired and print-impaired customers.

VIDEO: BlindShell mobile phone for the visually impaired

BlindShell is a mobile phone designed specifically for the visually impaired. It combines blind friendly features such as a physical Keypad with an easy to use operating system. Check out this video for a comprehensive review of the device.


Seminar: Being Blind in the Workplace

Seminar: Being Blind in the Workplace

The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama Montgomery Chapter is hosting a seminar addressing employment issues concerning the blind community. The workshop will cover topics on the stereotypes and misconception of individuals with a visual impairment, accommodations in the workplace, social interaction with coworkers, and the Americans with Disability Act.

June 27th 2019 6PM-8PM

V.I.P. recognizes Jeff Harrison with Selma Food Bank

V.I.P. recognizes Jeff Harrison with Selma Food Bank

Jeff Harrison of the Selma Food Bank recently spoke at the V.I.P. Luncheon held at the Golden Ranch. He spoke on how the food bank can help the visually impaired during a disaster by offering food and other services.

Accessing groceries for the visually impaired


Accessing the grocery store is often a barrier for people with blindness or low vision. There are emerging resources online to order groceries. Meant to address the busy schedules of people today, these resources can help people with vision loss and other disabilities access needed groceries.


Hadley Tech It Out Series:

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