DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS FOR NCBI’S THIRD LEVEL EDUCATION BURSARY IS 11TH JULY. Gerard Byrne Bursary Fund Application Form 2018 Gerard Byrne Bursary Fund Information and Awarding Criteria 2018
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!
‘Cycle of Light’, The National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s (NCBI) innovative night cycle is taking place this year on the 24th August. The event, now in its second year, is a unique night time cycle stretching from Dalkey to Howth and back, along the stunning Dublin Bay. Participating cyclists will ride the scenic …Read More about Pedal through the night for sight!
As North Kildare basks in the scorching Summer heat, the busy people from the National Council for the Blind of Ireland are asking residents of the area to spread a bit of sunshine of their own by volunteering their time to the sight loss charity. The organisation, which provides practical and emotional help to people …Read More about MAYNOOTH VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT DAY
39 year old Kevin Cave from Louisburgh Co. Mayo , who has sight loss, has had a rocky road in his quest for third level education. Today he has called for a more cohesive planning approach in a bid to enable people who are visually impaired to fully participate in higher education. Kevin ,who has …Read More about CONCERNS OVER THE FALLING NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The second annual Aniridia Day takes place today (21st June). This day aims to improve understanding of the rare genetic eye condition aniridia. Aniridia is a disease, present from birth that causes lack of irises (the colour) in the eyes. Without the iris to block out bright lights, people with aniridia find glare and sunshine …Read More about International Vision Impaired Runner Sinead Kane highlights the importance of Aniridia Day
A three day residential camp in Assistive Technology for children with sight loss takes place in Limerick next week. Aimed at children from 10 to 14 years of age with low vision and no vision, the camp takes place over three days in Mary Immaculate College Limerick from the 27th – 29th June . Caroline …Read More about ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CAMPS FOR CHILDREN TAKING PLACE IN LIMERICK
Have you ever considered being a guide for a person who is blind or vision impaired? Emma tells us about her experience guiding Sr. Brid Smith at this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Emma’s last Mini Marathon was 17 years ago so she knew it was going to be a challenge. She says “I received …Read More about We worked together as a team and guiding was a wonderful experience- for us both
Today, June 13th is an important date for people with albinism everywhere. It’s International Albinism Awareness Day, when people with albinism celebrate together and raise the positive profile of this rare and widely misunderstood condition. The United Nations has officially recognised International Awareness Day as a global event since 2015, following a resolution adopted by …Read More about TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM AWARENESS DAY
Twin Vision books allow a sighted reader to read alongside a Braille reader. This is great for those learning to read and looking to practice with simple text on something other than school books. We offer both uncontracted UEB (formerly known as Grade 1 Braille) and contracted UEB (formerly known as Grade 2 Braille) This …Read More about NCBI Library now offers Twin Vision books