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!
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