39 year old Kevin Cave from Louisburgh Co. Mayo , who has sight loss, has had a rocky road in his quest for third level education. Today he has called for a more cohesive planning approach in a bid to enable people who are visually impaired to fully participate in higher education. Kevin ,who has …Read More about CONCERNS OVER THE FALLING NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The second annual Aniridia Day takes place today (21st June). This day aims to improve understanding of the rare genetic eye condition aniridia. Aniridia is a disease, present from birth that causes lack of irises (the colour) in the eyes. Without the iris to block out bright lights, people with aniridia find glare and sunshine …Read More about International Vision Impaired Runner Sinead Kane highlights the importance of Aniridia Day
A three day residential camp in Assistive Technology for children with sight loss takes place in Limerick next week. Aimed at children from 10 to 14 years of age with low vision and no vision, the camp takes place over three days in Mary Immaculate College Limerick from the 27th – 29th June . Caroline …Read More about ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CAMPS FOR CHILDREN TAKING PLACE IN LIMERICK
Have you ever considered being a guide for a person who is blind or vision impaired? Emma tells us about her experience guiding Sr. Brid Smith at this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Emma’s last Mini Marathon was 17 years ago so she knew it was going to be a challenge. She says “I received …Read More about We worked together as a team and guiding was a wonderful experience- for us both
Today, June 13th is an important date for people with albinism everywhere. It’s International Albinism Awareness Day, when people with albinism celebrate together and raise the positive profile of this rare and widely misunderstood condition. The United Nations has officially recognised International Awareness Day as a global event since 2015, following a resolution adopted by …Read More about TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM AWARENESS DAY
Twin Vision books allow a sighted reader to read alongside a Braille reader. This is great for those learning to read and looking to practice with simple text on something other than school books. We offer both uncontracted UEB (formerly known as Grade 1 Braille) and contracted UEB (formerly known as Grade 2 Braille) This …Read More about NCBI Library now offers Twin Vision books
We’re delighted to announce the return of Freedom Scientific, part of the VFO Group to our headquarters on Friday July 13th. Join Eric Damery, Vice President of Software Product Management on an informative tour of JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion software. Eric will demonstrate the new changes in the recent 2018 releases and will further discuss …Read More about Announcing Freedom Scientific in Dublin on July 13th!
by Roselle Potts, Chair of the Albinism Fellowship Help the Albinism Fellowship raise positive awareness on their international campaign day. June 13th is an important date for people with albinism everywhere. It’s International Albinism Awareness Day, when people with albinism celebrate together and raise the positive profile of this rare and widely misunderstood condition. The …Read More about International Albinism Awareness Day event to take place on Saturday 9th June
65 Year old Anthony Roche from Cork is so looking forward to participating in the NCBI Camino De Santiago, he has already bought his walking boots! The former Teacher who was born with impaired vision says, “NCBI is a tremendous cause and I am delighted to be in a position to be able to do …Read More about ANTHONY’S BOOTS ARE MEANT FOR WALKING……THE CAMINO!
Rally driving legend Rosemary Smith is as much known for her stylish glamorous looks as for her steel and skill on the racetracks of the world. Tall, willowy and chic she is a stylist’s dream but today she has revealed just where she buys her lovely outfits saying that for her , charity shops are …Read More about RALLY RACING LEGEND QUICK TO SPOT THE NCBI FASHION BARGAINS!