In association with VICS, the Visually Impaired Computer Society we are delighted to announce details of a one-day workshop, aimed to introduce the free and open source screen reader NVDA. The workshop takes place at NCBI’s Training Centre, on Whitworth Road on Saturday June 9th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. From its beginnings in …Read More about Announcing an exciting workshop to explore the free NVDA Screen Reader!
A recent event at which people danced the night away for the NCBI has raised very healthy funds for the charity. Community spirit coupled with a grá for a good night out saw a great turnout for the dance in Clonmore, Templemore Co Tipperary. Organiser Mary Madden, who is well known in her home …Read More about TIPP FOLK DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY FOR THE NCBI!
Once again our National Tesco Bag pack was a great success with 61 bag packs taking place on April14th. Thank you to everyone who volunteered on the day and donated. We have raised €28, 967.33 to date- a remarkable achievement!
Two of Ireland’s most prominent sports bodies have today joined forces to urge people with sight loss to get involved in sports activities, particularly running. Vision Sports ,the National Governing Body, unique in Ireland as the only organisation that is solely dedicated to encouraging participation in sport for people with impaired vision, and ‘Park Run’, …Read More about VISION SPORTS AND PARK RUN COME TOGETHER TO ENCOURGE PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS TO PARTICIPATE IN RUNNING
Our Open Day allows everyone to learn more about NCBI, from people who use our services already, people interested in using our services, fundraisers, donors, volunteers, neighbours and the general public. It takes place on Saturday May 19th from 11am-3pm in NCBI Head Office. Come along to learn about NCBI’s services: • We will showcase …Read More about NCBI Open Day – May 19th
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”