Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania Our Vision is Your Vision
Formerly Tri-County Association for the Blind
Phone: 717-238-2531

Reading Services

VISION RESOURCES PROGRAMMING NETWORK (VRPN) is a reading service programmed for individuals who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print impaired.  VPRN can be heard on Comcast Cable channel 78 (East Shore) & 98 (West Shore) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or twenty-four hours a day using any wifi connected device – cell phone, tablet, computer – via streaming on the Vision Resources home web page,

The program schedule provides in-depth local news, information, content of interest and music. Occasional schedule changes are made to reflect program specials, such as interviews, and holiday programming. Recently the schedule has been updated to better meet the needs of listeners. Most requested offers include the Patriot News/Penn Live, the shopping guide and grocery ads.


VROCP Obituary Line

Reading Services is also responsible for providing the telephone Obituary Line Service.  This service enables callers to dial 717.213.3648 or 1.855.861.2483 and listen to an up-to-date listing of complete obituaries as published by the Patriot News.


Talking Books Program

VROCP Reading Services functions as a lending agent for the Library of Congress Talking Books program Operated by the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Registered participants may receive a free cassette player, and have access to an extensive cataloged listening library to easily borrow and return through the mail. VROCP also houses its own lending library of books on compact discs. The collection covers a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books and movies. The Lending Library is free and open to the public. For more information contact Director of Reading Services, Liz Stanley-Swope by calling 717-238-2531, or by email at



Reading Services are made possible, in large part, thanks to the many marvelous volunteer readers sharing their time and passion to assist the clients of Vision Resources. If you enjoy reading to others, your support would be appreciated. Call Cheryl Cuddy, at 717-238-2531 or email, to learn more about the volunteer reading program and to schedule an audition.



For more information about the Reading services that are available, please contact Liz Stanley-Swope, Director of Reading Services at or call 717.238.2531.


1130 South 19th Street • Harrisburg, PA 17104 • Phone: 717-238-2531 • Fax: 717-238-0710 •