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Voice of the Blue Ridge

3435 Melrose Avenue

Roanoke, Virginia 24017     

540-985-8900

540-985-8992 (fax)

Enriching the lives of those with vision impairments

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Voice of the Blue Ridge is a non-profit organization chartered in 1980 to help people who cannot read newspapers or magazines because of physical impairments such as partial vision loss, blindness or stroke. Through the work of a volunteer board and a very small staff, Voice of the Blue Ridge has helped translate printed material into audio form for thousands of people over the years in a number of creative ways. As an original partner with WVTF Public Radio, Voice of the Blue Ridge has long supported radio reading services in southwest and central Virginia, and through new, innovative technologies, Voice of the Blue Ridge is exploring more modern ways of transmitting critical information to this important group of people.

Staff of Voice of the Blue Ridge

Jan Smyth- Executive Director director@vobr.org

Sherrie Oliver - Coordinator of Volunteers voice@vobr.org

 

Executive Committee of Voice of the Blue Ridge

Ms. Lila Dickerson, President
Denise White, Vice-President
Mr. Bob Stevenson , Treasurer
Ms. Elizabeth Holbrook, Secretary