Joe Geraghty reports on Vision Sports MayFest 2017! MayFest 2017, our 35th anniversary games, was simply the best! Vision Sports President Prof. Michael O’Keeffe threw in the ball at TalkFest, a conference which included interactive sports, at ChildVision on Friday 19th May. The topic of the day was “Vision Sports — 2020 and beyond”. Guest …Read More about MayFest all Talk all Action!
The Wellington Eye Clinic is participating in a clinical research study of a corneal refractive surgery procedure that aims to reduce or eliminate myopia (near-sightedness). The goal of the study is to evaluate the initial safety of the procedure. Who can take part? If you have sight loss in one eye that is best corrected …Read More about Call for participants in a clinical research study of Corneal Refractive Surgery Procedure
RUA RED in Tallaght will be offering three integrated community workshops. These workshops will focus on two key areas: Non-verbal practices that use the body to communicate through touch and movement/dance. How dance can be made accessible to audiences without vision, shifting it from a predominantly visual art-form into an immersive experience that those without …Read More about Dance workshop and focus-group this summer
The 3rd Lions World Song Festival for the Blind, Sounds from the Heart, will take place in Krakow from the 16-18 November 2017. The Festival is a contest, dedicated to talented vocalists who are blind or vision impaired, who are not professional musicians. In previous festivals vocalists from 13 countries were supported by 50 Lions …Read More about 3rd Lions World Song Festival for the Blind
Our range of products is continuously growing, here are some new products we are now stocking in our equipment shop: DPCL8500 – Geemarc Mobile Phone (€98.40). This is a great phone with many features, such as a talking keypad and caller ID; three direct memory buttons, big dial buttons, white backlight and high contrast. The …Read More about New Products in our Resource Centre
Last summer, Gemma and Mick Cassidy of Castleblaney Co. Monaghan, kindly contacted NCBI, informing us of their kind and thoughtful intention to request donations to our charity in lieu of gifts, as they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in July 2016. As a result, we recently received an amazing donation of €1,040 from all their …Read More about A kindness from Gemma and Mick Cassidy
The members of the Art Group of NCBI in Cork will be exhibiting their work in the Ballincollig Library from 11 am July 6th to July 19th. The exhibition will be officially opened by an honoured guest who will be announced nearer the time. The exhibitors have been facilitated by artists Therese Newman, Margaret Horgan …Read More about NCBI Art Group Exhibit at Ballincollig Library
World Championship, Spain, May 2017 — Joe Geraghty reports. At Mayfest 2016 a new sport, Blind/Vision Impaired Tennis was launched. Twelve months later, a team travelled to Alicante in Spain to represent Ireland in the 1st World Championships, organised by the International Blind Tennis Association. Invented in Japan in 1984, the game is Ireland’s fastest …Read More about Irish Blind / Vision Impaired Tennis
Sally McEllistrim talks with NCBI’s IT Trainer, Miriam Kelly. Miriam Kelly is animated as she describes her work in the NCBI. As an IT Trainer Miriam is tasked with providing training and support to the many service users who use technology in their day-to-day working and personal lives. “It is a challenging role but one …Read More about My Job Satisfaction is off the Scale!
Check out some of the latest product releases for people experiencing sight loss. OrCam MyEye and OrCam MyReader Israeli-based tech company OrCam Technologies recently released version 7 of the OrCam MyEye and OrCam MyReader. The OrCam is a wearable device that detects what you are looking at, recognises the presence of text, and speaks the …Read More about Latest Technology Releases