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!
The Dublin Rose was blooming lovely at the NCBI shop on the Crumlin Road shop this week as she dropped in for a shopping experience with a difference!. 25 year old Primary Teacher, Maria Coughlan, from Malahide, jumped at the chance of participating in the NCBI Fashion Makeover Challenge, saying she is a devotee of …Read More about Dublin Rose thinks NCBI is blooming lovely!
The CEO of the National Ploughing Association, Anna May McHugh, has today made an impassioned plea for people to take their eye care health seriously. The power house behind the long running rural event, joined with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland in calling for people to prioritise regular sight tests, with an …Read More about Queen of the Plough urges people to get tested for AMD
Sightless Cinema Listening event Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin on Wednesday 27 September at 6:45pm –running time 90min – Booking: www.eventbrite.ie Tickets €5 ‘Inspiring, captured the imagination’; ‘impressive mix of comedy and honest insight’ – audiences responses to Sightless Cinema 2016 Gather in the darkened Lighthouse Cinema for the première of Sightless Cinema …Read More about Come to the Premiere of Sightless Cinema!
Sightless Cinema 2017-2018 -Radio drama workshop for people who are blind or visually impaired People with sight loss in South County Dublin are being invited to participate in an exciting project which will see them making new radio dramas about their experiences of the world. ‘Sightless Cinema’ is now in it’s …Read More about Sightless Cinema 2017 – 2018
Do you want to ensure you can exercise your constitutional franchise and vote? The NCBI Library and Media Centre would like to hear from you if you are interested in receiving future Referendum information in accessible formats (audio, Braille or large print). The NCBI Library and Media Centre is currently updating its …Read More about REFERENDUM 2018