In celebration of World Braille Day 2020, we have put together some interesting facts about Braille, from its origins to its use in popular culture Braille is all around us. 1.Braille started as military code. Origins of Braille come from the French army in 1819. Soldiers created a military code called ‘night writing’ so they …Read More about Ten things you didn’t know about Braille
Wednesday 11th December 2019, National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is delighted to report over 200 students have already signed up to the Bookshare platform since it was launched on 14th November 2019. Bookshare Ireland is the country’s largest digital accessible library and funded by the Department of Education and Skills. Bookshare Ireland …Read More about Significant number of students with print disability sign up to Bookshare Ireland
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.
Meet Josh, 8 years old, he is a bright happy young boy who loves to draw. Josh was diagnosed with albinism when he was 4 days old and has less than 10% vision. “it was a very anxious time for us. NCBI was a great support network and was able to to put our minds at …Read More about You can make a difference this Christmas
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.