NCBI students received a workshop from Eric Fitzpatrick of ARK Speaking and Training. The workshop was part of our Pre-Employment Programme in our Rehabilitation and Training Centre. Massive thank you to Eric! Find out more about ARK: https://www.arkspeakingandtraining.com/
The Manager of an NCBI Charity shop in Co Cavan loves her job so much she sings to her staff and volunteers! Anne Hora, Manager of the Virgina store says she is blessed with “Amazing volunteers who are the backbone of the shop” . She says she loves having the craic with the staff and …Read More about Volunteers Love the Co. Cavan Manager Who Sings To Them!
On the 15th April, the team from Specsavers in Newbridge climbed a total of 12 km, in Slieve Bloom Mountains, they completed the Glenbarrow Mill walk. Although it was a rainy day, they were all in good spirits! They raised €411.21 between selling lines for an Easter hamper and the walk. …Read More about Specsavers Newbridge walk for NCBI
NCBI Library would like to invite Braille readers, producers or anyone interested in Braille to take part in the 12th Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest. The Themes for the Braille competition include: “The role of braille in furthering visually impaired people’s participation in political, economic, cultural, educational social and family life”. Braille in the age …Read More about Onkyo Braille Essay Competition
“Just because I have a visual impairment doesn’t mean I can’t work”. 30 year old Amanda Murray from Dublin was born with Coloboma, a genetic eye condition which has led to significant blurring of her sight. She has to wear glasses and use magnification aids but is adamant that she can do jobs as well …Read More about “Just Because I Have A Visual Impairment Doesn’t Mean I Can’t Work”
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our good friend and colleague Paul Traynor. Paul died suddenly at his home in Carrickmacross this morning. Paul worked with NCBI since 1999 as our chief technical support officer. Ever patient and always ready to work on the most complex of technical …Read More about Death of our colleague Paul Traynor
DFI Press Release for immediate release Disability Group Halts City Centre Re-Development On Monday 9 April, 2018 at Dublin City Council’s, DCC, monthly meeting, the Public Participation Network’s Disability Linkage Group succeeded in halting the re-development of a public space which was potentially dangerous for people with disabilities. Today, 16th April, the Group …Read More about Disability Groups Set To Do ‘Walkabout’ Today To Highlight Potential Dangerous Spaces
Race lovers in Co. Westmeath have the opportunity to get ‘racy’ a winning bet/streak this Friday and all in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. Don’s Bar in Moate is the venue for the event which gets underway next Friday 20th April at 8.30 pm. At just €2 per bet, an affordable …Read More about Moate gets ‘racy’ for NCBI!
28 year old Christina McCarthy has just received a permanent work contract and is as happy as any other person in the workplace. However, perhaps her happiness is more acute given that her work trajectory has not been plain sailing. Christina has been blind from birth and employment amongst people with sight loss remains stubbornly …Read More about Live, Love, Work!
56 year old Robert Orr knows all about life’s curved balls. The Glasgow native who has lived in Connemara for the past 14 years went blind in 2012 as a result of Glaucoma. He got no real warning. “Well I was having headaches for a short time but nothing really serious, I put it down …Read More about Facing The Future With Optimism