3rd March 2020, NCBI is delighted to announce it has formally merged with Vision Sports Ireland a body dedicated to the promotion of sports and leisure activities for those who are blind or vision impaired. This move ensures greater availability of such activities to all those using NCBI services as well as widening the scope …Read More about Vision Sports Ireland merges with NCBI
Thursday 20th February 2020, NCBI has received notice of industrial action by its Forsa union members to take place tomorrow Friday 21st February 2020 due to the inaction of HSE to restore their pay which was reduced in 2010. This will have a knock-on effect in our ability to deliver services to blind or visually …Read More about Strike action inevitable due to lack of pay restoration
The tactile ballot templates will be used for the first time in a General Election this Saturday, allowing people with sight loss to vote in secret. The tactile template sticks onto the ballot paper and features: Clear and non-decorative lettering Large print Good colour contrast Raised up letters Braille The cut out sections has a …Read More about GE 2020 – All you need to know about the Tactile Ballot Paper Template with free phone constituency numbers.
Tuesday 28th January 2020, A group of well-known disability charities who form The Disability Action Coalition, are inviting all General Election candidates in Dublin Central & Northwest constituencies to an important meeting in NCBI Head Office in Drumcondra where they will be asked to commit to securing funding for disability services in the next Government. …Read More about Political hustings on funding for disability services
21st January 2020, National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is highlighting that election posters hung too low can pose a real danger to people who are blind or visually impaired. This risk to injury along with how unenvironmentally friendly they are is another argument in favour of a national ban on election posters. …Read More about Election Posters pose height hazards