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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Featured Services

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.

Lending Library

We offer a library of over 400 books in a variety of formats ranging from cassette, CD and braille.

Adaptive Technology Center

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

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Recent Posts

Talent Challenge for Charity

Join us for our special event on Saturday, November 14th 2015! It will be held at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. This event will be benefiting New Vision and Margaret R. Baker Charitable Foundation, Inc. & Miss Virginia.   SCHEDULE 6:00 p.m. Cocktails 6:30 p.m. Welcome and Dinner 8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Talent Competition and […]

Tech Center Newsletter for July 2015

⠝⠧New Vision July 2015 Technology Newsletter (Formerly Voice of the Blue Ridge) New Vision News and Updates We’d like to give a warm welcome to New Vision’s new Executive Director, Mr. John Netzel. We’re very excited to see him spear-head New Vision’s goals and future innovations. Large Print 2016 Calendars: You can start requesting your […]

November is National Diabetes Month

While it’s always important to have regular eye exams, it is especially critical for those with diabetes to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. A dilated eye exam is when an eye care professional puts drops in the eyes to dilate, or widen, the pupils in order to examine the […]

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