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.


VIP to host luncheon and support group meeting

V.I.P. will host its annual Christmas luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022 at the All In One Restaurant in Selma, Alabama at Wallace Community College.

This meeting is for the blind and visually impaired and their care givers. Volunteers are needed.

RSVP to William H. Bowman at 1-334-354-4015.

White Cane Day Walk a Success

White Cane Day Walk

VIP Organization would like to thank everyone that participated in our White Cane Day Walk in Selma last month.

It was designed to be a day of unity to bring the sighted and sighted community leaders together with the visually impaired community.

Event sponsors included:

The V.I.P. Organization Inc.
Primary Eyecare Center. Dr. Kristina Lovinggood, OD.
Preferred Eye Care, Dr. Ashley Williams, OD.
Carter Drug Co.
The St. James Hotel of Selma, Alabama
Alabama News Network

Photos by Randy Williams, Selma Post Herald

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/

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