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.
In August we had our big annual event! “Dinner in the Dark” at Hotel Roanoke, and it was a huge success! Thank you so much to our sponsors and those of you who bought tickets.