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.

Breast Cancer Webinar for Women Who Are Blind

Accessible Pharmacy

Please join Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind as we discuss accessible breast cancer information, detection and prevention for blind women and their families with these expert presenters:

· Dr. Kim Kubek, MD: Pennsylvania Diagnostic Breast Cancer Center andBreastCancer.org

· Dr. Kristen Capece, PharmD, BCGP: Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind

We'll miss you Mark

Mark Mason

V.I.P. Organization, Inc. and I would like to send our sincere condolences to the family of Mark Mason.

In 1998, he was the first person I worked with when starting this organization. We had many conversations and he always encouraged me. He gave professional advice and support. He will always be my friend.

National White Cane Awareness Day

National White Cane Awareness Day

Auburn University, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, will host White Cane Awareness Day events on October 15, 2021 and February 19, 2022.

Charlie Gunn named 'Blind Person of the Year'

Charlie Gunn named 'Blind Person of the Year'

Congratulations to Charlie Gunn! He is V.I.P. Organization Inc.'s "Blind Person of the Year".

Gunn was awarded a $100 check from V.I.P.'S C.E.O. William Bowman and a $30 gift card from Golden Ranch to eat dinner.

Gunn says, "I am honored to win the award. I thank GOD for it. I am glad to have literally bumped into Mr. Bowman in Walmart Selma."

VIDEO: Accessible prescription labels

Imagine if you can’t see to read your prescription labels. The dangers of dosage mistakes can lead to illness, hospitalization or even death. Many individuals who are blind, visually impaired or print impaired do not realize that thousands of participating pharmacies throughout the U.S. and Canada offer FREE accessible prescription labels.

Free glaucoma eye screenings a success in Selma

Free glaucoma eye screenings a success in Selma

A special thanks to Dr. Kristina Lovinggood and Primary Eyecare center for helping me promote National Glaucoma Awareness Month for January.

Thanks to Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn and Vivian Rogers for coming to bring us a proclamation for the month on behalf of the Dallas County Commission. Thank you also to Selma Mayor James Perkins, Jr. for his proclamation from the City of Selma, Ala.

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