On Wednesday 19th December, we have our Twelve Hours of Christmas at Marks and Spencer, Liffey Valley, Dublin – WE NEED YOU! We will be doing a full day of bag packing and we hope to fill the following time slots; 10am – 2pm 2pm – 6pm 6pm – 10pm All volunteers will receive a Santa hat, …Read More about NCBI’s 12 Hours of Christmas!
NCBI event Dine in Dark 2018 launches today for the month of November Close your eyes…keep them closed…and continue with what you were doing. Unsettling isn’t it? Now imagine that this is your reality every day. Wouldn’t you want someone to help? Well this November you can be that someone to help approximately 55,000 …Read More about DINE IN THE DARK THIS NOVEMBER AND FEAST YOUR IMAGINATION
We engage all of our senses when we eat – taste, smell, sight, hearing and touch. So what happens when we eliminate one of them? While it is impossible to fully simulate blindness, participating restaurants in NCBI’s Dine in the Dark series provide guests with a unique opportunity to explore some of the challenges faced …Read More about DINE IN THE DARK THIS NOVEMBER AND FEAST YOUR IMAGINATION
NCBI is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Gerard Byrne Bursary, presented by Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD at NCBI’s Head Office. Regrettably, students with visual impairment make up just 1.8% of all students with disabilities in higher education, representing the smallest cohort of students with disabilities currently at study …Read More about NCBI is pleased to announce the 2018 Gerard Byrne Bursary Award Winners
Close your eyes…keep them closed…and continue with what you were doing. Unsettling isn’t it? Now imagine that this is your reality every day. Wouldn’t you want someone to help? Well you can be that someone to help approximately 55,000 people living with blindness or a serious vision impairment in Ireland. Now in its third year, …Read More about DINE IN THE DARK 2018 – FEAST YOUR IMAGINATION
Press Release for Immediate Release – Thursday 18th October 2018 Today, Thursday 18th of October 2018, the NCBI welcomed the launch of the EasyReader App designed by Assistive Technology Specialists, Dolphin Computer Access in collaboration with NCBI Library Access Services. The EasyReader App brings together the world’s largest accessible book collection of over 600,000 titles. …Read More about Free Reading App designed for students with Print Disabilities
Information for voters who are blind and vision impaired Tactile ballot paper templates have been developed to enable you to vote independently and in secret in the Referendum and the Presidential Election. The templates will be used on the same ballot paper used by everyone. The templates stick onto the ballot paper. The templates have clear …Read More about Presidential Election and Referendum Information for Voters who are Blind and Vision Impaired
Today is a landmark day for the almost 55,000 people living with sight loss in Ireland. The European Union (Marrakesh Treaty Regulations) 2018 were signed into law by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. this week. Kevin Kelly, Head of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns with the NCBI commented: “The gift of reading …Read More about The Gift Of Unrestricted Reading Now A Reality For The Blind and Vision-impaired
On Saturday 27th October, 10am-2pm, there is a Halloween Fancy Dress Coffee & Tea Morning at our NCBI Shop, Carrick On Suir Spread the word and call by in your Halloween clobber!
Today, we bid farewell to Fionnuala Murphy after 13 years at NCBI! Throughout the years as Head of Communications, and over the past year as Head of Foundation, Fionnuala has supported NCBI’s large spanning umbrella of services, retail, advocacy, foundation and everything in-between. Thank you for everything, Fionnuala. You will be missed! Best wishes from …Read More about Farewell, Fionnuala!