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
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!
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!
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/
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
NCBI Charity shops rely heavily on the hard work of its volunteers. It is important for us to recognise and thank our volunteers for their commitment and contribution to NCBI Charity Shops. A huge Thank You to: Pauline McDonnell- NCBI Charity Shop Kells Carmel Moorehouse- NCBI Charity Shop Kells Nan Hopkins- NCBI Charity Shop Athy …Read More about Volunteer Appreciation Lunch