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
Once again our National Tesco Bag pack was a great success with 61 bag packs taking place on April 14th. Thank you to everyone who volunteered on the day and donated. We have raised €28,967.33 to date — a remarkable achievement! Are you interested in …Read More about NCBI’s National Tesco Bag-pack Is A Huge Success!
Two of Ireland’s most prominent sports bodies Vision Sports Ireland (VSI) and Park Run are urging people with sight loss to get involved in sports activities, particularly running. Speaking at a presentation of 100 Sighted Guide Identity Bibs, Joe Geraghty, National Development Officer, VSI said; “Vision Sports and Parkrun are two vibrant national sports bodies …Read More about Vision Sports Ireland and Park Run Encourage VIP Runners