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

Tech Center Workshops – iPhone & iPad

Tech Center Workshop iPhone & iPad Basics Are you interested in learning the basics of using an iPhone or iPad? Are you interested in a solution that’s 30% the cost of buying a computer with JAWS or ZoomText? Then as a visually impaired individual you might be interested in this exciting workshop! What are some […]

Tech Center Newsletter for August 2015

New Vision News and Updates We have a special event coming up Saturday, November 14, 2015. It’s entitled the Talent Challenge for Charity. It will be held at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. This event will be benefiting New Vision and the Margaret R. Baker Charitable Foundation, Inc. & Miss Virginia Pageants. Tickets will […]

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 […]

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