A 17 year old Mayo girl with sight loss, who will take to the rally tracks later this month, is believed to be the first visually impaired Rally Navigator in the country. Sara McFadden, who has Albinism, a congenital condition characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, …Read More about TEENAGE RALLY NAVIGATOR NOT LETTING SIGHT LOSS STOP HER ON THE RACE TRACKS
‘Cycle of Light’, The National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s (NCBI) innovative night cycle is taking place this year on the 24th August. The event, now in its second year, is a unique night time cycle stretching from Dalkey to Howth and back, along the stunning Dublin Bay. Participating cyclists will ride the scenic …Read More about Pedal through the night for sight!
The second annual Aniridia Day takes place today (21st June). This day aims to improve understanding of the rare genetic eye condition aniridia. Aniridia is a disease, present from birth that causes lack of irises (the colour) in the eyes. Without the iris to block out bright lights, people with aniridia find glare and sunshine …Read More about International Vision Impaired Runner Sinead Kane highlights the importance of Aniridia Day
Have you ever considered being a guide for a person who is blind or vision impaired? Emma tells us about her experience guiding Sr. Brid Smith at this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Emma’s last Mini Marathon was 17 years ago so she knew it was going to be a challenge. She says “I received …Read More about We worked together as a team and guiding was a wonderful experience- for us both
A young visually impaired student from Co. Laois who has recently taken up wrestling, is competing in his first mainstream competition in the sport later this week. Thirteen year old Jordan Percy from Portlaoise is amongst a group of young people with sight loss who have shown remarkable progress in the sport, and will join …Read More about Portlaoise Student with Sight Loss All Set For Major Competition
The Final Countdown Hello, goodbye, With just 24 hours to the dash to the splash at Markievicz all we need to do now is ensure everyone is linked in – here are some useful links… · Today Friday 11th May 6.30 until 8pm – Dover to Calais return swim relay @Markievicz http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-sports-facilities-leisure-centres-leisure-centre-locations-8 · Sat 12th …Read More about MAYFEST;ITS’ ARRIVED !
“down up pedals, down up, down“ Hello, hello, more MayFest to pedal…! Ah sure, let’s sing along to the pushbike song…. “We’re ridin’ along on a bicycle, honey That’s a bicycle built for two…” Now, time to call stokers and jokers, pilots, pillions and peddlers all. Get yer high viz and helmets at the …Read More about Pedal on for MayFest!
Take 5! Hello, hello, 5 days to MayFest – 5 must takes… If you’re staying with us for the luscious 4 course evening meal at ALSAA at 5 you must book in and choose your menu no later than tomorrow evening (Tuesday) http://www.visionsports.ie/Events/TabId/91/ArtMID/440/ArticleID/419/Register-right-here-right-now-for-MayFest-Dinner.aspx Grainne Geraghty will run off copies of the weekend programme in Braille, …Read More about 5 DAYS TO MAYFEST!
By Leah Barrett Demers An adventurous teen who founded a nonprofit to help other blind kids live a life that is “boundless, fun, courageous and confident.” A sighted fitness trainer who teaches boxing and self-defense to people who are visually impaired. A young, blind cancer survivor who headed to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro the …Read More about Building a #BlindNewWorld