The 10th Annual Braille Reading Day, organised by ChildVision in partnership with NCBI Library and Media Centre, takes place next Monday the 20th of November in Childvision, Drumcondra. Our guests this year will be the author Judi Curtin and Claire Whelan, a Braille reader and teacher. The Braille Reading Day promises to be an enjoyable experience …Read More about 10th Annual Braille Reading Day
Trip to Tipp raises the bar for NCBI One of the most popular charity sporting events in Tipperary has raised a whopping €24,100 for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. ‘Trip to Tipp’, now in it’s 22nd year, and dedicated to the memory of the late Lorraine Shanahan this year, is a …Read More about Trip to Tipp tops for NCBI!
13/11/2017 The National Council for the Blind of Ireland has today launched a nationwide awareness campaign urging people not to place obstacles in the way of people with visual impairments. The sight loss agency has released a video showing the difficulties that people with impaired vision face on a daily basis, as they try to …Read More about NCBI Clear Our Paths Campaign
‘Seams and Screams’ is the fabulously apt title for the upcoming Halloween fashion extravaganza hosted by our NCBI shop in Letterkenny . Guests can enjoy the wonderfully themed event which is broken down into two sections. The ‘seams’ are the clothes that are donated to our shop including wedding dresses, glamorous party wear including the …Read More about Nothing Frightening about NCBI Letterkenny Halloween Fashion Show!
Android users rejoice! : The Be My Eyes app is now available for Android. NCBI helped spread the word about the app when it was only available in the App Store so it’s great to see it’s now available to Android users too. The app lets sighted volunteers lend their eyes to blind and vision …Read More about Be My Eyes App….now available in Android
The first ever model transport show in aid of the NCBI is taking place in Letterkenny this coming Sunday ( October 8th ) . The show, which is taking place in the Radisson Blu Hotel from 10am, is being organised by well known business man Raymond Holmes from Raphoe, together with Fintan Smith whose Sister …Read More about Model trains ,tractors and trams at Letterkenny exhibition
Latest research shows it costs 18% more per week for people with sight loss to meet their minimum living requirements It costs 18% or €44.54 per week, more for a person with vision impairment to have a Minimum Essential Standard of Living (MESL). Collaborative study between the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) …Read More about NCBI LAUNCHES GROUND BREAKING REPORT INTO COST OF LIVING WITH SIGHT LOSS
NCBI has today been awarded a prestigious award, recognised as a benchmark quality assurance mark. The PQASSO quality mark, Practical Quality Assurance System for small organisations, which is a self-assessment tool, was awarded to the NCBI for its commitment to quality in all its services. There are three levels to the PQASSO quality mark, going …Read More about NCBI AWARDED QUALITY MARK
PUBLIC URGED TO ‘SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE’ DURING AMD AWARENESS WEEK Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of sight loss in Ireland, affecting over 100,000 people1 Campaign aims to remind public of the importance of regular eye tests as early diagnosis can result in the effective treatment of AMD and prevention of sight …Read More about AMD AWARENESS WEEK 25th – 30th SEPTEMBER
The annual ‘Trip to Tipp’ in aid of the ‘National Council for the Blind of Ireland’ takes place on Sunday the 1st October. The highly popular event, now in it’s 22nd year, and which has raised a whopping €1.2 million over that time, is bound to attract much interest given it is open to cyclists, walkers …Read More about It’s almost time for the Trip to Tipp!