Working for People with Sight Loss

MayFest – May 3rd

Virtual Online

Description:  Yoga For All Come & Try Session The Yoga For All come & try session will be delivered by Laura Dowdall. Info on Laura’s work can be found on www.healingyoga.ie This class is for 18 years and over. More info here (opens in a new window)   MayFest Timetable May 1st – 5th, MayFest

MayFest – May 4th

Virtual Online

Description:  10am, Over 50’s Movement, Balance and Stretch, Come & Try Session – Adults This session will be delivered by a fully qualified instructor who will lead participants through a joint mobilisation and muscle warm up, followed by cardio, movement to music, strength and balance work this class is suitable for all abilities 5pm, Blind/VI

MayFest – May 5th

Virtual Online

Description:  10am, Falls prevention, Movement and Balance Come & Try Session – Adults This is a low intensity balance and movement introduction class where participants will learn exercises to support their core stability and help reduce the likelihood of falls. 6:30pm, Zoom Fitness Come and Try Session – Adults Zoom Fitness is a high intensity

MayFest – May 6th

Virtual Online

Description:  10am, Come & Try Nature Mindfulness – Adults This session will be delivered by Sarah Hourigan of Nature Therapy Ireland . Nature Therapy Ireland was founded in 2019 to share the physical and mental health benefits that can be experienced by exploring your connection to nature. This session will allow you to connect with

5 Ways to Wellbeing Workshop with Mental Health Ireland

Virtual Online

Dates: Participants must attend both 90min sessions – Thursday 6th & Friday 7th May at 12pm RSVP by April 22nd In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mental Health Ireland are delighted to offer the Five Ways to Wellbeing during Tough Times workshop online in conjunction with the National Training Centre & Labs for NCBI service

Free

Local Advocacy Network on Access

Virtual Online

Description: Join NCBI’s new Local Advocacy Network on Access. The first meeting will be taking place on Thursday 6th May at 2pm. The purpose of this group is to highlight the access challenges faced by people who are blind and vision impaired. The group will be cover topics around the built environment, shared space and

Free

MayFest – May 7th

Virtual Online

Description:  4:30pm, Come & Try Teen Fitness – Children Teen Fitness is a high intensity cardio workout including strength exercises that are suitable for all abilities This programme suitable for teenagers aged 12 – 16 years with a vision impairment. Closing Ceremony with Miriam O’Callaghan – All ages. We close our 40th MayFest with a golden

Your CV – Making it Work

Virtual Online

Description: Join us at lunchtime (1:00pm-2:00pm) on Thursday 13th May for the latest in the series of webinars hosted by the NCBI Employment and Vocational Support Team. The session will provide information and top tips on how best to structure and format your CV, what content to include, what happens when you submit your CV,

Free

Sightless Cinema Carlow & West Meath, in partnership with the NCBI

Virtual Online

Description: Radio drama workshop for blind and visually impaired people. Introductory programme of the successful Sightless Cinema project – no experience necessary & no cost Eight weekly workshops, Mondays 17 May to 21 June 2021, 10:30am to 11:45am. For information, or to let us know you’d be interested contact NCBI Liz Sheehan at [email protected] More

Free

Advocacy Talks – Employment

Virtual Online

Description: This month’s theme is Employment. Join us to hear how NCBI Employment and Vocational Support Service can assist job seekers and employers and learn about our forthcoming campaign to raise awareness of the barriers to employment and share your experiences with us. We all want to increase employment participation among people who are blind

Free

Using Bookshare Ireland on the Mercury 12

Virtual Online

Description: We’re delighted to invite you to join a webinar that we are jointly hosting with our friends from Sight and Sound Technology. In this webinar, NCBI’s Lina Kouzi and Sight and Sound Technology’s Sharon Lyons will show you how easy it is to use Bookshare on the hugely popular Mercury 12 tablet. If you

Job Interviews – Give Yourself an Edge

Virtual Online

Description:  Join us at lunchtime on Thursday, June 10th for the latest in our series of webinars hosted by the Employment and Vocational Support Service (EVSS). This session will take the format of a panel discussion on the following topics: preparing for an interview, key considerations for face-to-face and virtual interviews and discussing your vision

Free