While we are all enjoying a quiet January in NCBI, we do love to give our supporters something to look forward to. We would love for you to join us at our 2018 fabulous fun Day at the Races in Leopardstown Racecourse. NCBI will take over the top floor of the Pavilion during the National …Read More about The NCBI Day at the Races is Back!
Its a nice milestone to reach, 21 years in Business! And NCBI Retail Wicklow has been making a valuable contribution to NCBI funds with a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, who have given many years of dedicated service. NCBI News first reported on Wicklow back in January, 1999! It is hard to believe that …Read More about NCBI Retail — Wicklow celebrates 21 years in business!
One of NCBI’s stalwart volunteers has been nominated for a Volunteer Ireland Award. Keith Hyland, a lighting technician with RTE, has been giving his time and IT skills to NCBI for over a year. The Chilean born man, who lives in Blackrock Co. Dublin, says that his time spent volunteering with NCBI both “enriches and …Read More about NCBI’s volunteer nominated for a Volunteer Ireland Award
Thank you to all those kind people who have raised money for NCBI Services! Sharon Kerr Cork Sharon has raised a remarkable €1500 for NCBI. Sharon held a jazz coffee morning over the Jazz weekend in Cork and also completed the Dingle half marathon. All of her fundraising efforts have been done in memory of …Read More about A big thank you to all NCBI Fundraisers
NCBI ran a Clear Footpaths campaign between the 13th and the 17th of November. The Clear Footpaths Campaign urged the public to keep footpaths clear for people who are blind or vision impaired. We focused on temporary obstacles such as cars parked on footpaths, bins, overhanging branches, sandwich boards, street furniture, dog litter and bicycles. …Read More about NCBI’s Clear Footpaths Campaign
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, launched a NCBI’s new bursary programme for third level students who are blind or vision impaired. The bursary is funded by the NCBI. The Taoiseach said: “In a Republic of Opportunity, it’s important for us to think about how we can remove barriers to young people with sight loss accessing third …Read More about NCBI Bursary for third level students launch by the Taoiseach
NCBI Library and Media Centre and Childvision held their tenth annual Braille Reading Day on Monday the 20th of November in Childvision, Drumcondra. Our guests this year was the author Judi Curtin and Claire Whelan, a Braille reader and teacher. The Braille Reading Day was an enjoyable experience with each child reading a selected article …Read More about Braille Reading Day
An Post kindly sponsored the Accessible Santa cards every year. If you have any children in your area that would like to receive an accessible Santa card, please send their letters to: Santa Claus, C/O NCBI Library and Media Centre, Unit 29 Finglas Business Centre, Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org …Read More about Santa Cards 2017
NCBI service users in Carlow took part in a service on Thursday 12th. October in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, in honour of Saint Willbrord, a seventh century Anglo-Saxon monk whose relic is now housed in the Cathedral which was visited by NCBI’s Judith Martin and her service users. St Willibrord was born …Read More about Carlow – St Willibrord returns to his old school
VIPER stands for Vision Impaired Persons Electronic Register. The VIPER database was set up over 12 years ago with the sole purpose of distributing Government information, such as Referendum information booklets to NCBI clients in accessible formats. We are not able to use the our database system to send Government information as our service users …Read More about What is VIPER?