On Wednesday the 31st of January, Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor presented Marianna Watchorn and Peter Moore with the NCBI Bursary award in the National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s Head Office. This is the introductory year of the annual NCBI Bursary award. NCBI is Ireland’s national sight loss agency and recognised …Read More about Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor presents the NCBI Bursary to two students with sight loss
The DART “Hub” system came into operation on Monday, 29th January 2018. Instead of having staff at every station, there is a phone number to call for all the stations in a particular area. If you require assistance travelling on the DART you will need to phone the number of the Hub for your area. …Read More about DART Accessibility Guide
From Monday 29th January there are changes to a number of Dublin Bus routes to be aware of. These route changes will be implemented in the College Green area to alleviate delays being experienced by customers travelling through the city centre. Routes 25, 25a, 25b, 25d, 37, 39, 39a and 70. Minor route changes will …Read More about Changes to Dublin Bus routes
The NCBI Children’s services calendar for 2018 is jam packed with workshops in independent living skills, travel skills and assistive technology. Check out the full calendar here: NCBI Childrens Services Calendar 2018 [PDF 3 MB] For enquiries and applications contact: Margaret Bousquet, Programs Coordinator on 014056950/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Seen – Unseen is an art project exploring the access to art for people who are vision impaired. The next Seen – Unseen event is a gallery visit to The Crawford Gallery in Cork on Monday February 12th at 14.30. This gallery visit will be a “Touching Sculptures” visit and will give collaborators in the …Read More about Seen – Unseen
On Easter Monday, 2nd April 2018, Tori Walsh and her family have organised a Sponsored Walk in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. When: 2pm, Easter Monday, 2nd April 2018 Start: at 2pm, from the Churchtown Pub, Churchtown, Ardee, Co Louth. Directions to there; https://goo.gl/b8hmiE Route: 5KM Sponsored Walk around the …Read More about Walk off the Easter eggs this Easter Monday with a sponsored Walk in aid of NCBI
While we are all enjoying a quiet January in NCBI, we do love to give our supporters something to look forward to. We would love for you to join us at our 2018 fabulous fun Day at the Races in Leopardstown Racecourse. NCBI will take over the top floor of the Pavilion during the Derrinstown …Read More about The NCBI Day at the Races is Back!
Last Wednesday, the 13th of December, NCBI presented to the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport on Accessibility of Public Transport for people with disabilities NCBI presented alongside colleagues from the National Disability Federation, Irish Wheelchair Association, Irish Deaf Society, Inclusion Ireland and Disability Activist Dr. Margaret Kennedy. Watch it back here
NCBI are not currently doing any telephone or door to door fundraising campaigns. There has been reports of people claiming to be from NCBI and looking for funds. We ask everyone to be wary at this vulnerable time of the year.
Its a nice milestone to reach, 21 years in Business! And NCBI Retail Wicklow has been making a valuable contribution to NCBI funds with a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, who have given many years of dedicated service. NCBI News first reported on Wicklow back in January, 1999! It is hard to believe that …Read More about NCBI Retail — Wicklow celebrates 21 years in business!