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Making life better for the blind and visually impaired

William Bowman, CEO

William H. Bowman is a 1985 graduate of Selma High School. He received a two-year scholarship to sing in the choir at Wallace Community College in Selma, where he majored in Music Theory. In 1993, he graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Speech. He and his dad own a farm in Selma. They raised fruit and cattle.

In 1996, William joined WSFA - Channel 12 as a weather watcher for the Selma area where he reports on weather conditions. In May of 2006, William began freelance reports for the Weather Channel covering Central Alabama.

William is a humorist/motivational speaker. He speaks to numerous civic clubs, churches, schools and conferences. He is the recipient of three corneas, two on his left eye and one on his right eye. Since 1995, Williams has been the spokesman for The Alabama Eye Bank promoting the need for eye donors to help other see. William also shares his story of how his transplants helped him to lead a normal life.

He was born with cataracts, developed by glaucoma at age nine, and developed a corneal disease, which caused him to lose sight. He has also had one retina detachment, which caused him to go blind in his right eye. In all, he has had 44 eye surgeries to maintain his vision. William only has vision in his left eye and is classified as legally blind. Since 2000, William has promoted the need for glaucoma screenings, which is the leading cause of blindness.

He is the author of "Visually Impaired People Who Are Very Important People", a book dedicated to providing information about people who are visually impaired and technology that can increase their independence.

In 1995. William did freelance writing for the Opinion page of the Selma-Times Journal. The feature is called 'That is the way I SEE it', a common sense approach to reality.

In 1996, William hosted his own television show on a local cable access channel in Montgomery. The show was called Capital City Tonight and it was a variety show that featured people with disabilities. William has also starred in local commerials and writes country songs as a hobby.

Also in 1996, William was chosen as one of Selma's community heros to carry the Coca-Cola Olympic torch as it passed through Selma to the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta.

He has more than eight years of experience in doing customer service programs aimed at accommodating the sight-impaired customer.

William does ten different presentations that are guaranteed to entertain, motivate and inspire your audience. He is a dynamic speaker who fills all his speeches with lots of southern humor and he will dazzle you with his "Good Ole Boy" southern country charm.