The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is holding a series of nationwide meetings in a bid to engage with people who are directly affected with sight loss. The meetings are being held to focus attention on the difficulties people who are blind or vision impaired encounter in their daily lives.
The sight loss organisation is working towards establishing a National Advocacy Network to press for positive change in the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired .
It has already taken a comprehensive survey of 351 participants who were asked to prioritise the most pressing issues affecting their lives .
At this round of meetings the NCBI will outline its new approach to advocacy , issue an invitation to people to join the National Advocacy Network and consult with them on how NCBI’s work could make a difference in their lives.
Upcoming public awareness campaigns, including the Clear Footpath Campaign, will also come up for discussion.
The meetings are being held in Letterkenny, Sligo , Tullamore, Kilkenny ,Galway , Westport , Killarney, Tralee and Cork .
For further information contact Elaine Howley, Director of Policy and Advocacy NCBI firstname.lastname@example.org