After 30 years, Voice of the Blue Ridge has become New Vision. This change was needed to help mirror the many ways our organization has evolved from our humble roots supporting a radio reading service to embrace new technologies, new opportunities and new challenges. While VOBR will always be part of our legacy, New Vision is our future.
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We Welcome Your Support
A donation of: $25 can provide large-print calendars to 12 individuals with significant vision loss. $50 can provide special frequency radios to 2 listeners of the Radio Reading Service. $100 can provide 5 hours of audio information via the Dial-In News Service. $500 can provide more than 15 hours of individualized instruction at the New Vision Adaptive Technology Center.
What Your Donations Have Made Possible
In 2015, we added 27 Dial-in News listeners, 38 Radio listeners, and 5 Tech Center students. Overall, we have served 347 Dial-in News listeners, 642 Radio Listeners, and 30 Tech Center Students. We’ve spent 1,000+ hours of individual instruction with these students. We are on track with our annual distribution of 7,000 large print calendars.
The Dial-In News Services uses a unique blend of technology, telephones and volunteerism to bring local news to those unable to read the newspaper in print.
We offer a library of over 400 books in a variety of formats ranging from cassette, CD and braille.
Our Adaptive Technology Center provides individualized instruction in various software programs that make computers accessible to people with vision impairments.
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February 2016 Technology Newsletter New Vision News and Updates Large Print 2016 Calendars: We’ve already mailed out the majority of our 2016 Calendars. If you still need to request one you can use the card on the back of the Calendar. Simply fill it out and then mail it in. Braille Calendars: You can order […]
January 2016 Technology Newsletter New Vision News and Updates Large Print 2016 Calendars: We’ve already mailed out the majority of our 2016 Calendars. If you still need to request one you can use the card on the back of the Calendar. Simply fill it out and then mail it in. Braille Calendars: You can order […]
December 2015 Technology Newsletter New Vision News and Updates Holidays: Due to the Holidays and CORTRAN/RADAR bus limitations the Tech Center will be closed on Christmas Eve. Talent Challenge for Charity: Our special event went very well and we’ll be posting more info and photos soon. Total donations amounted to $66,283. Mr. John Bramblitt’s painting […]
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