Press Release for Immediate Release – Thursday 18th October 2018 Today, Thursday 18th of October 2018, the NCBI welcomed the launch of the EasyReader App designed by Assistive Technology Specialists, Dolphin Computer Access in collaboration with NCBI Library Access Services. The EasyReader App brings together the world’s largest accessible book collection of over 600,000 titles. …Read More about Free Reading App designed for students with Print Disabilities
Information for voters who are blind and vision impaired Tactile ballot paper templates have been developed to enable you to vote independently and in secret in the Referendum and the Presidential Election. The templates will be used on the same ballot paper used by everyone. The templates stick onto the ballot paper. The templates have clear …Read More about Presidential Election and Referendum Information for Voters who are Blind and Vision Impaired
Today is a landmark day for the almost 55,000 people living with sight loss in Ireland. The European Union (Marrakesh Treaty Regulations) 2018 were signed into law by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. this week. Kevin Kelly, Head of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns with the NCBI commented: “The gift of reading …Read More about The Gift Of Unrestricted Reading Now A Reality For The Blind and Vision-impaired
On Saturday 27th October, 10am-2pm, there is a Halloween Fancy Dress Coffee & Tea Morning at our NCBI Shop, Carrick On Suir Spread the word and call by in your Halloween clobber!
Today, we bid farewell to Fionnuala Murphy after 13 years at NCBI! Throughout the years as Head of Communications, and over the past year as Head of Foundation, Fionnuala has supported NCBI’s large spanning umbrella of services, retail, advocacy, foundation and everything in-between. Thank you for everything, Fionnuala. You will be missed! Best wishes from …Read More about Farewell, Fionnuala!
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) has expressed serious concern at the impact of ophthalmology waiting lists on the health and wellbeing of the more than 40,000  people who continue to face long delays in accessing potentially sight-saving treatments. Today (Thursday 11th October), on World Sight Day, the charity also warned …Read More about Serious concern for health and wellbeing of 40,000 people on ophthalmology waiting lists on World Sight Day
Increase in Weekly Payments The maximum rate of all weekly social welfare payments will increase by €5 per week with proportional increases for qualified adults and people on reduced rates of payment. This also applies to employment programmes such as Community Employment (CE), Tús and the Rural Social Scheme (from week beginning 25 March 2019). …Read More about Budget 2019 Update
On Saturday 22nd July, Tommy Campbel and friends set out on a Sponsored Awareness Walk to highlight the obstacles faced by people with sight loss on a daily basis. The event, organised by Tommy, ran for it’s second year and raised an amazing €4,687 for NCBI services! A huge Thank You to Tommy and all participants on …Read More about Sponsored Awareness Walk in aid of NCBI!
Inspired by raw audio recordings, this is a true story about Anna’s blind Dad. Examining misplaced pity in all its guises, this is an irreverent look at what happens when a parent loses his sight while his daughter loses her mind. A story about sight-loss, family dysfunction and all the embarrassing, awkward, ridiculous ways they …Read More about My Dad’s Blind by Anna Sheils-McNamee
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) shop in Moate Co. Westmeath is celebrating a brisk year in business ,marking it’s first year in business today. The busy shop, managed by Marion O’ Shea and a dedicated team of volunteers ,has become the by word for good quality items at good value prices. …Read More about MOATE SHOP ONE YEAR OLD!