To celebrate World Book Day 2019, the NCBI has announced three new Braille titles. The NCBI know how important it is for children to read books that spark their imagination and sense of discovery and are proud to announce that these three titles will be available in Braille and on loan from the NCBI Library. The …Read More about NCBI Celebrates World Book Day 2019 by Launching 3 new Braille Titles
NCBI Library and Little Island Books are delighted to present Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth by Patricia Forde in Braille to celebrate World Book Day 2019. Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth was chosen as the 2019 UNESCO Citywide Read for Dublin, with events taking place all around Dublin City between January and March …Read More about NCBI Library and Little Island Books collaborate for World Book Day 2019
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!