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
National Council for the Blind
The Broadcast Authority of Ireland (BAI) has launched its consultation on the draft Access Rules. The draft rules detail proposed new requirements in respect of the provision of subtitling, Irish Sign Language and audio description on Irish television services. The consultation is open until 27th July. The BAI issued a press release to announce the …Read More about BAI Consultation on Access Rules
Today, June 13th is an important date for people with albinism everywhere. It’s International Albinism Awareness Day, when people with albinism celebrate together and raise the positive profile of this rare and widely misunderstood condition. The United Nations has officially recognised International Awareness Day as a global event since 2015, following a resolution adopted by …Read More about TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM AWARENESS DAY
Twin Vision books allow a sighted reader to read alongside a Braille reader. This is great for those learning to read and looking to practice with simple text on something other than school books. We offer both uncontracted UEB (formerly known as Grade 1 Braille) and contracted UEB (formerly known as Grade 2 Braille) This …Read More about NCBI Library now offers Twin Vision books
by Roselle Potts, Chair of the Albinism Fellowship Help the Albinism Fellowship raise positive awareness on their international campaign day. June 13th is an important date for people with albinism everywhere. It’s International Albinism Awareness Day, when people with albinism celebrate together and raise the positive profile of this rare and widely misunderstood condition. The …Read More about International Albinism Awareness Day event to take place on Saturday 9th June
65 Year old Anthony Roche from Cork is so looking forward to participating in the NCBI Camino De Santiago, he has already bought his walking boots! The former Teacher who was born with impaired vision says, “NCBI is a tremendous cause and I am delighted to be in a position to be able to do …Read More about ANTHONY’S BOOTS ARE MEANT FOR WALKING……THE CAMINO!
Rally driving legend Rosemary Smith is as much known for her stylish glamorous looks as for her steel and skill on the racetracks of the world. Tall, willowy and chic she is a stylist’s dream but today she has revealed just where she buys her lovely outfits saying that for her , charity shops are …Read More about RALLY RACING LEGEND QUICK TO SPOT THE NCBI FASHION BARGAINS!
A Tralee business is hosting a Coffee Morning for the NCBI and offering a superb incentive in a bid to attract people to support the event. ‘Regatta Great Outdoors’ in Ashe St. is offering 50% off almost everything in the store during the event, which takes place from 11am to 1pm on Friday 25th May.(Exclusions …Read More about TRALEE SHOPPERS TO REAP THE REWARDS AT COFFEE MORNING FUND RAISER
Fashionistas: Save the date! A fashion show with a difference is taking place in McHughs Bar in Carrick On Shannon on May 24th in aid of the National Council of the Blind Ireland. Viva Fashion! is being billed as an evening of sustainable style and will feature a catwalk show with female and male models …Read More about Viva Fashion!……In Carrick On Shannon
Sharon Byrne is living proof that one never knows what’s around the corner. The 52 year old, of Irish and Zambian parents, was working on her family farm in Zambia when she got a brain tumour and lost her sight. She recalls that everything changed from that moment on. “It was horrible; I thought it …Read More about Living The New Life She Has, Independently and Happily