On Thursday 18th May, NCBI held a seminar in Dublin’s Croke Park exploring the future of accessible print and the solutions that are available to people with sight loss. Recognising that many people who are blind or vision impaired are faced with a scarcity of information because they cannot access standard printed material, the seminar …Read More about Bridging the Information Gap Seminar in Croke Park
By Amie Hynes-Fitzpatrick Over the past several months we have seen a steady drop in the general unemployment rate in Ireland, reaching 7.2% in December. We are ahead of the curve within the Euro Zone which maintains an average of 9.8%. However a closer look at these rates at home shows that 84% of working age …Read More about Moving Beyond the 84% Unemployment Rate
By Elaine Howley Here is what those entitled to free travel should know. The Department of Social Protection is keen for all those who have free travel passes to replace these as soon as possible. Old Travel Passes are still valid although some staff of public transport companies would lead us to believe otherwise. By …Read More about Free Travel and Transferring to the New Public Services Card
An app that reads the newspaper for you? Yes please! News over Audio, or NOA is a brand new application that will provide visually impaired people with thirty of the day’s top stories over audio. The initiative in association with many of the world’s leading news brands, including The Irish Times, The Financial Times and …Read More about The app that reads your newspaper!
The first edition of NCBI’s quarterly technology e-newsletter, “Tech News”, was released in May of this year. Amongst other things, the newsletter was created to allow readers to keep up to date with the latest technology trends and products for people with sight loss, listen to technology podcasts, and stay informed about upcoming technology events. …Read More about Tech Newsletter
NCBI’s Virtual Technology Club was established in April of this year in recognition of the fact that for many people with sight loss who rely on technology to live an independent life, it can be difficult to travel, to access training or support, or to meet other users and share knowledge. According to its founder, …Read More about NCBI Virtual Technology Club
A Travel agency in Lisbon provides dedicated accessible tourism for all. Portugal 4all Senses, has recently launched in Lisbon, it is a travel agency dedicated to accessible tourism. They have designed travel experiences for individuals with reduced mobility and with visual impairments. They are the first Portuguese agency to design and promote holidays especially for …Read More about Accessible Tourism for All
By donating to NCBI regularly you will be contributing to the provision of NCBI’s life changing services. Our practical and emotional advice and supports help 8,000 people and their families face their futures with confidence every year. We help people deal emotionally with the diagnosis of an eye condition and the impact it will have …Read More about Would you like to make a regular gift to NCBI?
Galway woman Sharon Moran likes a challenge, so much so, that she undertook climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of NCBI. Sharon’s two sons Adam and Nathan both have Retinitis Pigmentosa which is a degenerative eye condition. Sharon says, “At the moment the two boys have colour blindness and night blindness, but are coping day-to-day.” Adam and …Read More about The Summit of Achievement for NCBI
Over 90 clubs have registered to participate in the NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup so far this year! We are thrilled to welcome Specsavers Ireland as our Headline sponsor for the 2017 and 2018 competition. The competition is in its 85th year and will see thousands of golfers compete to win a trip of a life …Read More about Thousands of Golfers Supporting NCBI This Year!