Wednesday 11th December 2019, National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is delighted to report over 200 students have already signed up to the Bookshare platform since it was launched on 14th November 2019. Bookshare Ireland is the country’s largest digital accessible library and funded by the Department of Education and Skills. Bookshare Ireland …Read More about Significant number of students with print disability sign up to Bookshare Ireland
17th September 2019, The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) held the All-Ireland final of the HolmPatrick Cup and Granard Cup on Sunday 15th September 2019. This is the longest-running and largest men’s and women’s charity golf tournament and this year saw over 30% of men’s and 25% of women’s golf clubs field …Read More about The winning teams of the All-Ireland final of the country’s largest charity golf tournament will travel to St. Andrews!
Tuesday 21st May 2019, the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is becoming increasingly concerned that many of the 55,000 people living with sight loss in Ireland will be unable to vote independently this Friday, despite the availability of tactile voting templates. Tactile templates have been available to people who are blind and …Read More about Limitations of tactile template voting clearly in advance of polling this friday
1st May 2019, the National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI) is delighted to celebrate the further expansion of its retail shops with the official opening of its store in Rathmines, Co. Dublin with the help of NCBI ambassador and Ireland and Leinster rugby player Robbie Henshaw. NCBI is proud to have 100 shops across the …Read More about NCBI celebrates opening over 100 shops
on the streets of Dublin on Sunday 2nd June. Sinead is a Guinness World Record holder for being the first blind person to complete a Marathon on each of the seven continents, a feat which she completed in less than seven days in January 2017. She is also the first Irish female to do the world …Read More about Sinead Kane, a visually impaired athlete and world record holder to lead an NCBI team at 2019 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon