A Children’s Services Calendar for 2019 is now available to download. 2019 Calendar of Events
World Braille Day takes place on January 4th and to celebrate, we hosted a Facebook Live video with Kevin Kelly, NCBI’s head of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns and a familiar face, Stuart Lawlor, INBAAFA Member. They talk about Braille, the role of technology and how to support this important medium. Check out the video here: https://www.facebook.com/ncbisightloss/videos/614146002372272/
NCBI Head Office will close for Christmas at lunchtime on Friday 21st of December. We will re-open on Tuesday 2rd of January as usual. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!
Yesterday, Officers C.O. Dave Walsh and W.T.O. Greg Flanagan from Arbour Hill Prison presented a fully rebuilt tandem bicycle to us here at the NCBI. The tandem was assembled from a donated frame and recycled bicycle parts and fully restored by prisoners as part of a rehabilitation and training programme located in Loughan House Prison. …Read More about Tandem Bike Donation
Press release, for immediate release today Thursday, 6th December, 2018. Following a joint review by the NCBI and the HSE (CHO 6), it has been confirmed today (Wednesday 5th December 2018) that additional funding is being made available by the HSE to ensure that the NCBI office in Marine House will remain open for the …Read More about NCBI Centre in Dún Laoghaire to remain open following review
NCBI Fairview are hosting their quiz night this Thursday 6th December from 8pm at Bru Bar, Fairview, Dublin. It’s €5 pp, 4-6 persons per table. There will be spot prizes and a raffle on the night too. According to the 2016 census, there are 15, 281 people with sight loss living in county Dublin. All proceeds raised …Read More about NCBI Quiz Night at Fairview!
It’s that time of year again, when lots of little ones are writing their letters to Santa so he can check if they’ve been naughty or nice. Bud did you know the NCBI will help Santa write back in fully accessible format? Every year we work with An Post to produce accessible Santa response cards …Read More about Make sure your letters from Santa are accessible with a little help from NCBI
Increased Earnings Disregards for People in receipt of Disability Allowance 30 November 2018 People in receipt of disability allowance are to be allowed earn €427 a week without losing their medical card under measures being introduced today by Minister of State for Disability Finian McGrath and Minister for Health Simon Harris. From the 1 …Read More about Increased Earnings Disregards for People in receipt of Disability Allowance
Tomorrow night, Wednesday 28th November, our NCBI Charity Shop Rathmines are hosting their quiz night from 7:30pm at Blackbird, Rathmines. It’s €5 pp, 4-6 persons per table. There will be spot prizes and a raffle on the night with all proceeds going to the provision and delivery of NCBI services. Register your team by contacting …Read More about Rathmines Quiz Night!
27th November 2018 Would you like the opportunity to do something truly remarkable? Could you help to make a dark day brighter? Light up the NCBI Tree of Light this festive season, by making a donation today. Go to www.treeoflight.ie In NCBI, we know that just because someone can’t see, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t …Read More about NCBI TREE OF LIGHT – PRESS RELEASE