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 in Southwest Virginia, 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!
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

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 in 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 serives feel free to send them our way. Our new Assistive Technology for the Elderly […]

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, […]

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