Who We Are

New Vision is a not-for-profit agency originally incorporated in 1980 as Voice of the Blue Ridge. “Voice of the Blue Ridge” is now part of our legacy, but New Vision is our future. This new name reflects the many ways our organization has evolved, from its humble roots supporting a radio reading service to embracing today’s new technologies, new opportunities, and new challenges as we work to enrich the lives of visually impaired people in Southwest and Central Virginia.

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.

Anyone who might benefit from our services is welcome at New Vision, so please contact us and make an appointment to come in for a visit.


Save the Date! Our next big event will be Dinner in the Dark, on August 17th, at Hotel Roanoke. Get your tickets NOW!

Eventbrite - Vistar Eye Center presents Dinner in the Dark to benefit New Vision
Dinner in the Dark Logo with Vistar Eye Center Sponsorship Mention

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

August 2017 Newsletter And Dave’s News and Technology Updates

It is time for our big event! The tickets for Dinner in the Dark on August 17th can now be purchased. This event will fill at Hotel Roanoke. See the link below to buy tickets. We’ll be having a silent auction at the event. If you have a quality item and you’d like to donate […]

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