“A positive meeting was held on Monday between the HSE (CHO6) and the NCBI to discuss the future of the NCBI Dun Laoghaire Office. It was agreed by both parties that NCBI’s service was much valued locally and that every effort should be made to continue with a local service to local people with sight …Read More about Statement regarding the future of NCBI Dun Laoghaire Office.
NCBI event Dine in Dark 2018 launches today for the month of November Close your eyes…keep them closed…and continue with what you were doing. Unsettling isn’t it? Now imagine that this is your reality every day. Wouldn’t you want someone to help? Well this November you can be that someone to help approximately 55,000 …Read More about DINE IN THE DARK THIS NOVEMBER AND FEAST YOUR IMAGINATION
We engage all of our senses when we eat – taste, smell, sight, hearing and touch. So what happens when we eliminate one of them? While it is impossible to fully simulate blindness, participating restaurants in NCBI’s Dine in the Dark series provide guests with a unique opportunity to explore some of the challenges faced …Read More about DINE IN THE DARK THIS NOVEMBER AND FEAST YOUR IMAGINATION
Close your eyes…keep them closed…and continue with what you were doing. Unsettling isn’t it? Now imagine that this is your reality every day. Wouldn’t you want someone to help? Well you can be that someone to help approximately 55,000 people living with blindness or a serious vision impairment in Ireland. Now in its third year, …Read More about DINE IN THE DARK 2018 – FEAST YOUR IMAGINATION
Press Release for Immediate Release – Thursday 18th October 2018 Today, Thursday 18th of October 2018, the NCBI welcomed the launch of the EasyReader App designed by Assistive Technology Specialists, Dolphin Computer Access in collaboration with NCBI Library Access Services. The EasyReader App brings together the world’s largest accessible book collection of over 600,000 titles. …Read More about Free Reading App designed for students with Print Disabilities
Today is a landmark day for the almost 55,000 people living with sight loss in Ireland. The European Union (Marrakesh Treaty Regulations) 2018 were signed into law by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. this week. Kevin Kelly, Head of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns with the NCBI commented: “The gift of reading …Read More about The Gift Of Unrestricted Reading Now A Reality For The Blind and Vision-impaired
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) shop in Moate Co. Westmeath is celebrating a brisk year in business ,marking it’s first year in business today. The busy shop, managed by Marion O’ Shea and a dedicated team of volunteers ,has become the by word for good quality items at good value prices. …Read More about MOATE SHOP ONE YEAR OLD!
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)has opened its 100th charity shop, reflecting the growing strength of the charity’s brand. The opening of the store in Main St, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan comes as the charity enjoys a period of rapid growth and is now firmly positioned as the second largest charity shop chain …Read More about NCBI RETAIL REACHES MILESTONE WITH THE OPENING OF 100TH CHARITY SHOP
A 17 year old Mayo girl with sight loss, who will take to the rally tracks later this month, is believed to be the first visually impaired Rally Navigator in the country. Sara McFadden, who has Albinism, a congenital condition characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, …Read More about TEENAGE RALLY NAVIGATOR NOT LETTING SIGHT LOSS STOP HER ON THE RACE TRACKS
Next Monday, 9th July, Salesforce has kindly arranged its first Salesforce Comedy Club in aid of NCBI! The comedy gig is happening at the Laughter Lounge, 8 Eden Quay, North City, Dublin. Here’s a google map location of the venue; https://goo.gl/maps/e2aXUFGDawp. Some information on the night via Salesforce; ‘The concept is simple: Professional comedians, the …Read More about Have a Laugh and Raise Funds for the NCBI!