A very special thank you to Thurles residents Michael McGrath, Frank Nolan and Sheila Nolan who have raised an incredible €7,800 for NCBI. Over the last six months Michael, Frank and Sheila have done everything from running the Dublin Marathon to chopping and selling logs to raise funds for people in Ireland living with sight …Read More about Cheque Presentation at Sarsfields GAA Club
We are inviting companies to sponsor a bulb on our Tree of Light this Christmas to Make a Dark Day Brighter for thousands of people with sight loss. Contact us on 01 8307033 to find out more or visit http://www.ncbi.ie/make-a-dark-day-brighter-tree-of-light.
On Friday 2nd December NCBI held an awards ceremony for Paralympians, following their success at Rio 2016. You can read more about it here.
National Council for the Blind of Ireland awards blind and vision impaired members of Team Ireland following their success at Rio 2016. Minister for Sport Patrick O’Donovan praises the athletes and encourages participation in sport at all levels for young people who are blind or vision impaired. Awards presented ahead of International Day of Persons …Read More about Paralympians awarded by Sports Minister Patrick O’Donovan
The inaugural Nicholas Roche Cycle for Blind took place on Sunday 13th November in Little Island Co Cork. Well done to all 150 cyclists that took part and helped raise vital funds for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
It’s that time of year again, when Santa sends some of his elves to work in NCBI library for a few weeks to help out with a very important job. Children who are blind or vision impaired write to Santa and the NCBI elves, they reply in Braille, audio or large print. Children will receive …Read More about North Pole News
This month: There’s a reminder about an information session on the new Unified English Braille code, which is taking place on Wednesday November 9th. Stuart catches up with Gary Worn from the Newbridge Computer Club, who is here to introduce us to the Ultracane. We get a first look at the new Orbit Reader 20, …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 54: November 2016
Claire Shorten was on The Ryan Tubridy Show this morning, the 3rd of November on RTE One. Listen to the Podcast. Claire is such an inspiration to listen to. http://www.rte.ie/radio1/ryan-tubridy/podcasts/#2322808
Media Release 26th October 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Blind charity needs your brains for books, as it kicks off national table quiz Launch of NCBI’s National Quiz, the only national quiz in the country. Raising funds for the country’s only dedicated Braille, audio and large print library. Final in the Mansion House in December, with …Read More about Blind charity needs your brains for books, as it kicks off national table quiz
INBAF, the Irish Braille and Alternative Format Association would like to invite you to an Information session on UEB (Unified English Braille). UEB is currently being implemented in the Irish school system and will shortly replace the current code for all Braille readers. To find out what’s new, how little changes there are, how this …Read More about Unified English Braille Information Session