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
Thanks to everyone who attended our Freedom Scientific seminar on Friday July 13th, either in person or virtually, using our audio stream or interacting with our live tweet facility. Lots of information was given during the two-hour presentation, and you can now access the slides from the event if you want to get all …Read More about Freedom Scientific Presentation slides now available
A 17 year old Mayo girl with sight loss, who will take to the rally tracks later this month, is believed to be the first visually impaired Rally Navigator in the country. Sara McFadden, who has Albinism, a congenital condition characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, …Read More about TEENAGE RALLY NAVIGATOR NOT LETTING SIGHT LOSS STOP HER ON THE RACE TRACKS
The NCB Library and Media Centre has over 6,000 accessible books for children and young adults. The collection includes Braille books, audio Books ( CD and DAISY) as well as Large Print books. Children can also access Bookshare, enabling them to download their own selected titles in the format of their choice. The Library is now …Read More about VOTE AND PICK NEW NAME FOR NCBI’S CHILDREN’S LIBRARY SERVICE
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS FOR NCBI’S THIRD LEVEL EDUCATION BURSARY IS 11TH JULY. Gerard Byrne Bursary Fund Application Form 2018 Gerard Byrne Bursary Fund Information and Awarding Criteria 2018
Next Monday, 9th July, Salesforce has kindly arranged its first Salesforce Comedy Club in aid of NCBI! The comedy gig is happening at the Laughter Lounge, 8 Eden Quay, North City, Dublin. Here’s a google map location of the venue; https://goo.gl/maps/e2aXUFGDawp. Some information on the night via Salesforce; ‘The concept is simple: Professional comedians, the …Read More about Have a Laugh and Raise Funds for the NCBI!
This month: Lucy Greco is with Stuart to talk about the recent release of Dictation Bridge, a solution offering a free link between your screen reader and the Microsoft Speech Recognition, or Dragon Naturally Speaking systems. We have follow-up information regarding the availability of the FlickType app, which Dave Nason told us about last month. …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 74: July 2018
‘Cycle of Light’, The National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s (NCBI) innovative night cycle is taking place this year on the 24th August. The event, now in its second year, is a unique night time cycle stretching from Dalkey to Howth and back, along the stunning Dublin Bay. Participating cyclists will ride the scenic …Read More about Pedal through the night for sight!