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!
This month our Virtual Technology Club meeting has immersed itself in the area of Cyber Security. Our guest is Martin O’Sullivan, a Cyber Security expert, who talks us through some of the most common threats, gives us tips on protecting our digital footprint and answers questions from meeting attendees.
As North Kildare basks in the scorching Summer heat, the busy people from the National Council for the Blind of Ireland are asking residents of the area to spread a bit of sunshine of their own by volunteering their time to the sight loss charity. The organisation, which provides practical and emotional help to people …Read More about MAYNOOTH VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT DAY
39 year old Kevin Cave from Louisburgh Co. Mayo , who has sight loss, has had a rocky road in his quest for third level education. Today he has called for a more cohesive planning approach in a bid to enable people who are visually impaired to fully participate in higher education. Kevin ,who has …Read More about CONCERNS OVER THE FALLING NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
NCBI Cycle of Light – Friday 24th August 2018 NCBI Cycle of Light is back for its second year! This is a unique 85km night time cycling tour in and around Dublin city, shining a light for those living with sight loss and raising vital funds for NCBI’s rehabilitation and children’s services. For people living …Read More about Upcoming NCBI Fundraising Events