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
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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
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
There was a large turnout of Senators and TD’s at an information event on Tactile Ballot Paper Templates held in Leinster House today. Organised by Independent Senator John Dolan, in conjunction with the NCBI, the assembled gathering had the opportunity to learn about the templates and hear the background to the landmark court case which …Read More about Tactile Voting Information Event At Leinster House