Press Release: Thursday 17th January 2019 For immediate release The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) today welcomes the first ever accessible weather forecast available in Ireland. The launch of the new service follows collaboration between the NCBI and Met Éireann to provide access to weather forecasts for the almost 55,000 people …Read More about ‘Always Take The Weather With You’ Now A Reality For Those With Sight Loss
A Children’s Services Calendar for 2019 is now available to download. 2019 Calendar of Events
The Orcam featured on RTE’s Nationwide program on the 7th of January 2019 we put together some information on the unit below. The Orcam is a small wearable device that attaches to your glasses or sunglasses. The units also come with a pair of glasses with clear lenses for those who do not own glasses. …Read More about Orcam Features on RTE’s Nationwide
Joanne Walker Senior Meteorological Officer and her team in Met Éireann have recently put together a new accessible webpage within Met Éireann’s Website. The page contains National Weather Forecasts as well as Localised Forecasts. It also contains a 7-day Outlook with links to full day forecasts broken down by the hour all contained in an …Read More about Accessible Weather forecasts from Met Éireann
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