Lighting can be both friend and foe when living with low vision. Many people benefit from extra light; however, light can create a disabling glare when poorly controlled. The suggestions below can assist with making light your friend. Thank you to Blind Low Vision NZ rehabilitation for this quick guide on how you can best …Read More about Tips for living with low vision- How lighting can be your best friend or worst enemy
In celebration of World Braille Day 2020, we have put together some interesting facts about Braille, from its origins to its use in popular culture Braille is all around us. 1.Braille started as military code. Origins of Braille come from the French army in 1819. Soldiers created a military code called ‘night writing’ so they …Read More about Ten things you didn’t know about Braille
Thursday 14th November 2019 A new partnership between the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) and Department of Education and skills has led to the development of Bookshare Ireland, the country’s largest digital accessible library. Bookshare Ireland is specifically designed to support students with visual impairment and print disability attending higher or further …Read More about NCBI and Department of Education launch Bookshare Ireland
Have you ever wondered what is the difference between a long cane and the average walking stick? Today is #InternationalLongCaneDay, a day dedicated to the long cane, a tool that is so much more than just a walking stick! Long canes enable people who are blind or visually impaired to navigate their way independently. Therefore, the …Read More about International World Cane Day
Aoife Watson (22) who has low vision recently graduated with a degree in English and Sociology from Maynooth University. She now works in the NCBI Policy and Advocacy team. She shares her top tips on making the best of your college experience.