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

June 2017 New Vision Newsletter And Dave’s News and Technology Updates

Tickets for Dinner in the Dark on August 17th can now be purchased. This event will be held at Hotel Roanoke. See the link below to buy tickets. Please like us or post about our event on Facebook via the button below! Facebook Event The Tech Center will be closed for general classes during the […]

Audiobooks Made Easy – BARD Express

Learn About BARD Express: (Excerpt from Jan. 2017 Newsletter By David Ward) So the BARD Express Application is brand new; that means nobody has used it yet, so we’re all in the same boat figuring out how it works. But I think you’ll find it much easier than that older way of doing things described […]

May 2017 New Vision Newsletter And Dave’s News and Technology Updates

New Vision News: Stay tuned for further updates about upcoming events, such as Dinner in the Dark on August 17th. The event will be held at Hotel Roanoke. If you know of someone that could benefit from New Vision services feel free to send them our way. Our new Assistive Technology for the Elderly Program […]

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