NCBI is involved in an extensive exercise to determine how we are perceived amongst stakeholders with a particular focus on how our current branding and communication is working. To this end we have engaged the services of an independent market research company to design and manage field research under the stewardship of an NCBI project …Read More about NCBI Survey
FORECASTERS have issued a yellow warning for the week ahead, warning of snow, sleet and widespread frost. Travelling in ice and snow is challenging for everyone, but it can present additional problems for people who blind and vision impaired. Here at the NCBI, we’ve gathered some advice to assist blind or vision impaired people in …Read More about Staying Safe During the Cold Snap
Press Release: Thursday 17th January 2019 For immediate release The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) today welcomes the first ever accessible weather forecast available in Ireland. The launch of the new service follows collaboration between the NCBI and Met Éireann to provide access to weather forecasts for the almost 55,000 people …Read More about ‘Always Take The Weather With You’ Now A Reality For Those With Sight Loss
A Children’s Services Calendar for 2019 is now available to download. 2019 Calendar of Events
World Braille Day takes place on January 4th and to celebrate, we hosted a Facebook Live video with Kevin Kelly, NCBI’s head of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns and a familiar face, Stuart Lawlor, INBAAFA Member. They talk about Braille, the role of technology and how to support this important medium. Check out the video here: https://www.facebook.com/ncbisightloss/videos/614146002372272/
NCBI Head Office will close for Christmas at lunchtime on Friday 21st of December. We will re-open on Tuesday 2rd of January as usual. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!
Yesterday, Officers C.O. Dave Walsh and W.T.O. Greg Flanagan from Arbour Hill Prison presented a fully rebuilt tandem bicycle to us here at the NCBI. The tandem was assembled from a donated frame and recycled bicycle parts and fully restored by prisoners as part of a rehabilitation and training programme located in Loughan House Prison. …Read More about Tandem Bike Donation
Press release, for immediate release today Thursday, 6th December, 2018. Following a joint review by the NCBI and the HSE (CHO 6), it has been confirmed today (Wednesday 5th December 2018) that additional funding is being made available by the HSE to ensure that the NCBI office in Marine House will remain open for the …Read More about NCBI Centre in Dún Laoghaire to remain open following review
NCBI Fairview are hosting their quiz night this Thursday 6th December from 8pm at Bru Bar, Fairview, Dublin. It’s €5 pp, 4-6 persons per table. There will be spot prizes and a raffle on the night too. According to the 2016 census, there are 15, 281 people with sight loss living in county Dublin. All proceeds raised …Read More about NCBI Quiz Night at Fairview!
It’s that time of year again, when lots of little ones are writing their letters to Santa so he can check if they’ve been naughty or nice. Bud did you know the NCBI will help Santa write back in fully accessible format? Every year we work with An Post to produce accessible Santa response cards …Read More about Make sure your letters from Santa are accessible with a little help from NCBI