On Saturday 22nd July, Tommy Campbel and friends set out on a Sponsored Awareness Walk to highlight the obstacles faced by people with sight loss on a daily basis. The event, organised by Tommy, ran for it’s second year and raised an amazing €4,687 for NCBI services! A huge Thank You to Tommy and all participants on …Read More about Sponsored Awareness Walk in aid of NCBI!
This month: There are some changes on the way for our Technology Podcast and Stuart explains what’s happening. Sharon Lyons is along to continue her alphabet shortcuts series, this month we are exploring the letters L and M. We meet Dean Mills, who is actively using the Aira service in the UK, and gives us …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 75: August 2018
Inspired by raw audio recordings, this is a true story about Anna’s blind Dad. Examining misplaced pity in all its guises, this is an irreverent look at what happens when a parent loses his sight while his daughter loses her mind. A story about sight-loss, family dysfunction and all the embarrassing, awkward, ridiculous ways they …Read More about My Dad’s Blind by Anna Sheils-McNamee
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) shop in Moate Co. Westmeath is celebrating a brisk year in business ,marking it’s first year in business today. The busy shop, managed by Marion O’ Shea and a dedicated team of volunteers ,has become the by word for good quality items at good value prices. …Read More about MOATE SHOP ONE YEAR OLD!
This month our guest Martin Lawlor takes us through some of the functionality of the SmartVision2 mobile phone, from Kapsys. This device, which is powered by the Android operating system, features a tactile keypad as well as access to a host of online services. There’s lots of discussion about mobile apps, across both iOS and …Read More about Virtual Technology Club: SmartVision2 Mobile Phone
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)has opened its 100th charity shop, reflecting the growing strength of the charity’s brand. The opening of the store in Main St, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan comes as the charity enjoys a period of rapid growth and is now firmly positioned as the second largest charity shop chain …Read More about NCBI RETAIL REACHES MILESTONE WITH THE OPENING OF 100TH CHARITY SHOP
Voom Voom….NCBI is definitely racing ahead in all areas! Here’s to a wonderful day in Cork next Sunday when Sara McFadden takes to the race tracks as, what we believe to be, Ireland’s first ever rally navigator with sight loss. As her Mother Sandra said today on the ‘Ryan Tubridy’ show on RTE Radio 1 , Sara’s …Read More about NCBI AHEAD OF THE CURVE
Will you Walk on Fire for NCBI? On Friday 5th October, we will take to the coals for this unusual challenge to raise awareness and funds for NCBI services. The event will take place on our NCBI Head Office grounds and full training will be provided by Firewalking Ireland. Registration from 7pm …Read More about Walk on Fire for NCBI
Our charity partner Fujitsu are holding a Golf Event in aid of NCBI. This event is open to all, not just Fujitsu staff. Where: At Skerries Golf Club When: Thursday 26th July 2018 Format: 4 person scramble Prizes for 1st , 2nd and 3rd Place Teams, nearest the pin and longest drive. Timesheet in Operation …Read More about Fujitsu Golf Event
Join us from 7:00 pm on Thursday 26th July for our next Virtual Technology Club meeting. The Virtual Technology Club was established in April of last year in recognition of the fact that for many people with sight loss who rely on technology to live an independent life, it can be difficult to travel to …Read More about Virtual Technology Club 26th July 2018