In association with VICS, the Visually Impaired Computer Society we are delighted to announce details of a one-day workshop, aimed to introduce the free and open source screen reader NVDA. The workshop takes place at NCBI’s Training Centre, on Whitworth Road on Saturday June 9th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. From its beginnings in …Read More about Announcing an exciting workshop to explore the free NVDA Screen Reader!
A recent event at which people danced the night away for the NCBI has raised very healthy funds for the charity. Community spirit coupled with a grá for a good night out saw a great turnout for the dance in Clonmore, Templemore Co Tipperary. Organiser Mary Madden, who is well known in her home …Read More about TIPP FOLK DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY FOR THE NCBI!
Once again our National Tesco Bag pack was a great success with 61 bag packs taking place on April14th. Thank you to everyone who volunteered on the day and donated. We have raised €28, 967.33 to date- a remarkable achievement!
Mark Kehoe said: “I know the huge work involved in raising such funds and I would like to convey a sincere thank you to all involved including Stephen and Karen Cumiskey, Vanessa and Sinead Byrne, Sean Lee and John Coadey who acted as Quiz Master and prepared the questions. Thanks to all those who supported …Read More about Quiz Night raised €750!
Two of Ireland’s most prominent sports bodies have today joined forces to urge people with sight loss to get involved in sports activities, particularly running. Vision Sports ,the National Governing Body, unique in Ireland as the only organisation that is solely dedicated to encouraging participation in sport for people with impaired vision, and ‘Park Run’, …Read More about VISION SPORTS AND PARK RUN COME TOGETHER TO ENCOURGE PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS TO PARTICIPATE IN RUNNING
This month: We’re starting our podcast on a very sad note, as we pay tribute to our friend and colleague Paul Traynor, who died suddenly on April 16th last. We remember some of Paul’s appearances on our podcast over the years. We have a reminder about our joint Technology Exhibition, which we are running in …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 72: May 2018
Our Open Day allows everyone to learn more about NCBI, from people who use our services already, people interested in using our services, fundraisers, donors, volunteers, neighbours and the general public. It takes place on Saturday May 19th from 11am-3pm in NCBI Head Office. Come along to learn about NCBI’s services: • We will showcase …Read More about NCBI Open Day – May 19th
NCBI students received a workshop from Eric Fitzpatrick of ARK Speaking and Training. The workshop was part of our Pre-Employment Programme in our Rehabilitation and Training Centre. Massive thank you to Eric! Find out more about ARK: https://www.arkspeakingandtraining.com/
The Manager of an NCBI Charity shop in Co Cavan loves her job so much she sings to her staff and volunteers! Anne Hora, Manager of the Virgina store says she is blessed with “Amazing volunteers who are the backbone of the shop” . She says she loves having the craic with the staff and …Read More about Volunteers Love the Co. Cavan Manager Who Sings To Them!
On the 15th April, the team from Specsavers in Newbridge climbed a total of 12 km, in Slieve Bloom Mountains, they completed the Glenbarrow Mill walk. Although it was a rainy day, they were all in good spirits! They raised €411.21 between selling lines for an Easter hamper and the walk. …Read More about Specsavers Newbridge walk for NCBI