The National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s (NCBI) National Table Quiz happens annually, throughout the country. This is the only national quiz in the country.
Funds raised from the event will provide Braille, audio and large print books for people who are blind or vision impaired.
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The national Braille, audio and large print library receives no statutory funding, so its production and distribution capacity is limited. There are 54,810 people who are blind or vision impaired in Ireland, but NCBI’s library is the only producer of unabridged audio books in the country. The library currently records 30 titles each year that would not otherwise be available in full to blind readers. This service is hugely important to people who are blind or vision impaired as 4% of what appears in print is not accessible to a person who is blind or vision impaired. Funds raised through the National Table Quiz will enable the charity to increase this capacity.
According to NCBI’s CEO Chris White: “Our aim in NCBI is to provide accessible literature to people who are blind or vision impaired. Public libraries currently have a limited selection of books in accessible formats so people with sight loss rely on one primary source for accessible reading material, which is NCBI’s library. Literacy is hugely important, with just 4% of printed material available in accessible formats, our library is vital.”
For more details on NCBI’s National Table Quiz and to register a team visit www.ncbi.ie, follow NCBI on social media for updates or call into your local NCBI Charity Shop.