“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”
28 year old Christina McCarthy has just received a permanent work contract and is as happy as any other person in the workplace. However, perhaps her happiness is more acute given that her work trajectory has not been plain sailing. Christina has been blind from birth and employment amongst people with sight loss remains stubbornly …Read More about Live , Love ,Work!
West African children with sight loss are benefitting from the kindness of a Co. Louth collaborative effort between the NCBI and a local charity. The NCBI is donating unused long canes to people in Ghana through a joint initiative with a Dundalk based aid development charity. Conor Hughes of Crosscause says “The campaign appeal for …Read More about NCBI PRAISED FOR ITS GENEROSITY TOWARDS WEST AFRICAN COMMUNITY WITH SIGHT LOSS
Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) students from Mullingar Community College recently made a joint presentation to the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Crumlin Children’s Hospital following their annual charity event. Beauty Therapy and Childcare students, alongside their teachers, organised a Halloween themed coffee morning and a special charity day commercial salon. This year’s …Read More about Mullingar Community College holds their annual charity event
On Wednesday the 31st of January, Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor presented Marianna Watchorn and Peter Moore with the NCBI Bursary award in the National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s Head Office. This is the introductory year of the annual NCBI Bursary award. NCBI is Ireland’s national sight loss agency and recognised …Read More about Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor presents the NCBI Bursary to two students with sight loss