DEFICITS THREATENING FUTURE OF SERVICES FOR 65,000 ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Tuesday, December 3rd 2019 Nine frontline disability service providers today called on the Government to resolve the funding crisis which they say is threatening the future of their services. The Disability Action Coalition, made up of nine household names who provide services for around …Read More about NEW COALITION OF FRONT LINE DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS DEMAND URGENT RESPONSE TO €20 MILLION FUNDING CRISIS
Wednesday 27th November 2019, Vision Sports Ireland in association with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) encourage children with or without a vision impairment to participate in the forthcoming Inclusion Games with sole purpose of trying out new sports. The Mid West Vision Sports Inclusion Games takes place on Thursday 5th December …Read More about Blind/vision impaired children and school friends take on new sports challenge at University of Limerick Thursday 5th December 2019, 10 am.
Do you have sight loss or another disability, and want to be able to access and support your local sports team? We are currently seeking expressions of interest in our national and local sport audio commentary services. Express your interest in NCBI’s Access4All Audio Sport Commentary service for the sport your choosing via the online survey …Read More about Access4All – Audio Sport Commentary Survey
Thursday 14th November 2019 A new partnership between the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) and Department of Education and skills has led to the development of Bookshare Ireland, the country’s largest digital accessible library. Bookshare Ireland is specifically designed to support students with visual impairment and print disability attending higher or further …Read More about NCBI and Department of Education launch Bookshare Ireland
Wednesday 30th October 2019, The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) had the pleasure of being in New York on October 23rd to bring its Dine in the Dark initiative to the UN, where nearly 60 UN ambassadors, policy makers and leaders from global nongovernmental organisations took part. The event simulates what it …Read More about Irish Eyes Are Smiling