University of Limerick have taken a step in the right direction and launched an Educational Assistive Technology Centre (EATC), a unique resource that uses state-of-the art technology and training to create learning environments that work for people with disabilities. The Disability Support Service at UL has opened this purpose-built lab, complete with technology designed for …Read More about UL launch an Educational Assistive Technology Centre
Charities like the National Council for the Blind of Ireland are heavily reliant on volunteers. Providing services to more than 8,000 people with sight loss every year , generous volunteers who donate their time, skills and cash are a vital cog in the fundraising wheel. In Glasnevin, a committed NCBI volunteer is gearing up for …Read More about OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD
A new weekly column by writers with a disability will now feature in the Irish Times. This week Bobbie Hickey wrote a great article. Bobbie is 19 and lives in Dublin. She begins by writing “Some fun facts about me are that I have a speedboat driving licence, I ride horses and I love travelling. Another fun …Read More about How do you make a sandwich when you’re blind?
Dublin Lucan, Tallaght, Nutgrove, Rathfarnham, Blanchardstown Roselawn (Tesco Superstore ), Clearwater, Ballyfermot, Balbriggan, Clondalkin, Dun Laoghaire Bloomfields, Rathmines. Kildare Naas, Newbridge, Celbridge, Maynooth, Kildare. Cavan Cavan. Westmeath Mullingar & Golden Island Athlone. Offaly Birr. Meath Navan & Ashbourne. Donegal Letterkenny. Galway Galway, Oranmore, Ballinasloe. Mayo Ballinrobe, Castlebar, …Read More about NCBI National Tesco bag Pack Locations
Now that we’re in April, it’s only a few short months to NCBI’s wonderful Camino from the 8th to the 15th September. Here are some tips and hints from Camino Consultant, Shenda O’ Hare, from ‘Follow The Camino’ to get you thinking of your wonderful adventure! You have to try the famous Tarte De Santiago, …Read More about Walk this way!
We are delighted to announce the re-scheduled visit of Humanware, who are coming to NCBI regional offices on the week of April 16th. Come and see the latest in magnification with the Connect12. This lightweight, sturdy and extremely portable device offers a 12-inch full HD touch screen tablet, to capture images and text at various …Read More about Announcing Humanware’s re-scheduled visit to NCBI Centres!
It will be a case of eyes down and legs 11 for the much anticipated Bingo Night in aid of the NCBI, tomorrow night , 29th March. The event, in Crumlin, which is one of the most popular events for the national sight loss agency, is being organised by local woman, Tracy Kavanagh, and a …Read More about CRUMLIN BINGO NIGHT
The 7th Annual Cumiskey’s Pub Quiz will take place on Thursday 29th March at 8.30pm. The quiz will take place in Cumiskey’s Pub, Broadstone, Upper Dominick Street, Broadstone, Dublin 7. A table of 4 is €10 per person. There will be raffle prizes on the night also! The night is in aid of the National …Read More about Holy Thursday Quiz Night in aid of NCBI
People with sight loss who are in receipt of Social Welfare benefits can expect a rise from next Monday, 26th March. The Department of Social Protection made provision for a €5 increase in its Budget allocations. Click on link below to read coverage of the increase. Irish social welfare benefits increase next week – …Read More about People with sight loss in receipt of Social Welfare allowances to receive an extra €5 from Monday .
The upcoming digital skills courses for the Dublin/Northeast area will take place in the Training Centre, Drumcondra. For information on courses in other regions contact your local regional NCBI office. Digital Skills for Beginners This is a short course designed to introduce the user to the Internet, its uses and its potential. During this ten …Read More about NCBI Digital Skills Calendar of Events 2018- Northeast / Dublin area