Though the module is not entirely abandoned the development stopped due the lack of time, and lack of interest. If you are interested or just have an idea, don't hesitate to contact me or share your opinion in the issue queue.
Vocabulary Access is similar to Taxonomy Access Control and Taxonomy Access Control Lite, but it makes possible to control node access based on vocabularies. You can grant permissions to nodes by roles and individual users with using three simple built-in (view, update, delete) scheme. These schemes contain all the necessary permissions to the mentioned operations. After installation all permissions are denied by default, see the module settings page at admin/user/vocabulary_access to configure.
Besides nodes, you can control access to taxonomy operations for each vocabulary. You can grant permission to add, edit and delete vocabulary and/or terms in the given vocabulary. Access to administer taxonomy is needed to make these settings work, otherwise the user can do nothing at all.
If you have something to share (bug, feature request, etc) feel free to do so, all feedback welcomed!