Who We Are

New Vision is a not-for-proft organization, incorporated in 1980 as Voice of the Blue Ridge, to provide audio access to printed materials such as newspapers and magazines for people who are unable to read, due to vision loss or other physical impairment. Our services are designed to enrich the lives of the visually impaired, and to enable greater independence.

Through our board of directors, loyal volunteers and a small staff, New Vision has served thousands of people over the years.

We continue to provide large print calendars and our original radio reading service in partnership with WVTF Public Radio, but have embraced technology to upgrade our dial-in news service, and to offer new services and training in our Assistive Technology Center.

Everything we do is provided at no charge to our clients, and many people receive services they might not have access to otherwise. New Vision receives little government funding, so is dependent upon support from the community to continue our mission of helping the visually impaired connect to the world.


Save the Date! Our next big event will be Dinner in the Dark, on August 17th, at Hotel Roanoke. Stay tuned in for more!
Logo of Dinner in the Dark

Featured Services

Adaptive Technology Center

Our Adaptive Technology Center provides individualized instruction in various software programs that make computers accessible to people with vision impairments.

Dial In News Service

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.

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Recent Posts

April 2017 Tech Center Newsletter

⠝⠧New Vision April 2017 Technology Newsletter New Vision News and Updates The Tech Center will be closed Thursday April 20th through the 27th. The instructor will be on vacation, classes and the ATE program activities will resume the first week of May. New Vision raised $2,385 from 25 donors through Roanoke Valley Gives Big Day, […]

March 2017 Tech Center Newsletter

News The CSUN Assistive Technology conference was being held in California the last week of February. And there’s bound to be a lot of news and interviews coming out of that event. To read more about the annual conference see the link below. http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2017/sessions/ New Vision News and Updates New Vision is proud to partner […]

New Vision Awarded ATE Grant

It is a Privilege! New Vision is proud to be the recipient of a grant from the Mary Louise Home Fund of the Foundation for Roanoke Valley. It will be an awesome privilege to serve our local community in using Assistive Technology. To learn more about the Assistive Technology for the Elderly grant see the […]

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