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
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
27th November 2018 Would you like the opportunity to do something truly remarkable? Could you help to make a dark day brighter? Light up the NCBI Tree of Light this festive season, by making a donation today. Go to www.treeoflight.ie In NCBI, we know that just because someone can’t see, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t …Read More about NCBI TREE OF LIGHT – PRESS RELEASE
“A positive meeting was held on Monday between the HSE (CHO6) and the NCBI to discuss the future of the NCBI Dun Laoghaire Office. It was agreed by both parties that NCBI’s service was much valued locally and that every effort should be made to continue with a local service to local people with sight …Read More about Statement regarding the future of NCBI Dun Laoghaire Office.
NCBI event Dine in Dark 2018 launches today for the month of November Close your eyes…keep them closed…and continue with what you were doing. Unsettling isn’t it? Now imagine that this is your reality every day. Wouldn’t you want someone to help? Well this November you can be that someone to help approximately 55,000 …Read More about DINE IN THE DARK THIS NOVEMBER AND FEAST YOUR IMAGINATION
We engage all of our senses when we eat – taste, smell, sight, hearing and touch. So what happens when we eliminate one of them? While it is impossible to fully simulate blindness, participating restaurants in NCBI’s Dine in the Dark series provide guests with a unique opportunity to explore some of the challenges faced …Read More about DINE IN THE DARK THIS NOVEMBER AND FEAST YOUR IMAGINATION
Close your eyes…keep them closed…and continue with what you were doing. Unsettling isn’t it? Now imagine that this is your reality every day. Wouldn’t you want someone to help? Well you can be that someone to help approximately 55,000 people living with blindness or a serious vision impairment in Ireland. Now in its third year, …Read More about DINE IN THE DARK 2018 – FEAST YOUR IMAGINATION
Press Release for Immediate Release – Thursday 18th October 2018 Today, Thursday 18th of October 2018, the NCBI welcomed the launch of the EasyReader App designed by Assistive Technology Specialists, Dolphin Computer Access in collaboration with NCBI Library Access Services. The EasyReader App brings together the world’s largest accessible book collection of over 600,000 titles. …Read More about Free Reading App designed for students with Print Disabilities
Today is a landmark day for the almost 55,000 people living with sight loss in Ireland. The European Union (Marrakesh Treaty Regulations) 2018 were signed into law by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. this week. Kevin Kelly, Head of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns with the NCBI commented: “The gift of reading …Read More about The Gift Of Unrestricted Reading Now A Reality For The Blind and Vision-impaired
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) shop in Moate Co. Westmeath is celebrating a brisk year in business ,marking it’s first year in business today. The busy shop, managed by Marion O’ Shea and a dedicated team of volunteers ,has become the by word for good quality items at good value prices. …Read More about MOATE SHOP ONE YEAR OLD!