Working for People with Sight Loss

Bridging the Information Gap Seminar in Croke Park – 18th May

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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 focused on the benefits to building stronger relationships between public libraries, the third level education sector, and NCBI’s Library and Media Centre. It also concentrated on maximising the use of mainstream technology and featured an introduction to digital and refreshable Braille.

Special thanks to guest speakers Maria Bailey TD, former Minister Mary O’Rourke, Dr. Tom Clonan and Ms Christina McCarthy, as well as panellists Aisling McCarthy from Bord Gáis Energy and Deputy City Librarian Brendan Teeling.

Maria Bailey TD giving the opening speech
Maria Bailey TD giving the opening speech
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Guest speaker and NCBI service-user Christina McCarthy
Pictured (L-R) is Gerard Byrne (NCBI National Services Manager), former Minister Mary O’Rourke, Dr. Tom Clonan, Stuart Lawler (NCBI Training Centre Manager and Technology Specialist Team Lead) and Lina Kouzi (NCBI Library and Media Centre Manager)
Gerard Byrne (NCBI National Services Manager), former Minister Mary O’Rourke, Dr. Tom Clonan, Stuart Lawler (NCBI Training Centre Manager and Technology Specialist Team Lead) and Lina Kouzi (NCBI Library and Media Centre Manager).