INBAF, the Irish Braille and Alternative Format Association would like to invite you to an Information session on UEB (Unified English Braille). UEB is currently being implemented in the Irish school system and will shortly replace the current code for all Braille readers. To find out what’s new, how little changes there are, how this …Read More about Unified English Braille Information Session
NCBI opens charity shop on eBay Support NCBI and pick up one of a kind treasures from comfort of own home NCBI, the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, has just launched a charity shop on eBay Ireland. The move comes as NCBI strives to expand their offering by appealing to the 162 million …Read More about NCBI opens charity shop on eBay
Top Dublin restaurant Fade Street Social will venture over to the dark side next week. But fear not, it’s for a very good cause, as the restaurant is set to host a unique Dine in the Dark event in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI). Dine in the Dark is …Read More about Fade Street Social goes over to the dark side for blind charity’s unique Dine in the Dark event
People over 50 at greater risk of AMD and urged to avail of free testing this week to Never Miss the Wonder in their lives New research reveals Machu Picchu as top wonder for the Irish, followed by The Great Wall of China with The Colosseum, Italy in 3rd place Nationwide Never Miss the Wonder …Read More about New research reveals that over half of adults are unaware of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over 50 in Ireland
Today, the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Neven Maguire launched Dine in the Dark Ireland. Dine in the Dark is a week-long culinary celebration taking place across the country from the 6th to the 13th November. Supported by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, the campaign will see 200 restaurants and 8000 …Read More about National Council for the Blind Challenge Restaurants to Dine in the Dark
Have you old furniture taking up space that you want to get rid of, while also helping people who are blind and vision impaired? Then look no further. NCBI has introduced a Furniture Collection form and are now collecting furniture from the areas of Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow and Wexford. If you or anyone you …Read More about NCBI’s new furniture collection form
NCBI (the National Council for the Blind Ireland) yesterday welcomed the announcement by Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor (Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation) that Government approval had been given for the drafting of a General Scheme of Bill entitled “Copyright and Related Rights (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 2016”. Ms. Elaine Howley, Director of Policy and Advocacy …Read More about The Government is to take steps to end the book famine experienced people in Ireland who are blind or have impaired vision.
NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss As part of NCBI’s 85th anniversary we are running a campaign called “Out of Sight”. The purpose is to advocate for changes that will actually make a real difference to people’s lives. We are conducting a survey to find out what is most relevant and important to …Read More about Out of Sight Campaign – Access Survey
NCBI would like to invite yo to help make a dark day brighter for thousands of people with sight loss this Christmas by supporting the NCBI Tree of Light. Together we can shine a light for those living with sight loss. When people are dealing with the darkness of sight loss – unsure of what …Read More about Tree of Light
We are delighted to announce that NCBI and our friends in New Ireland Assurance have been nominated for the prestigious Allianz Business to Arts Awards this year!! Last year we developed a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative where NCBI and New Ireland Assurance worked together to produce an audio version of Frank O’Connor’s Collected Stories, …Read More about NCBI and New Ireland Assurance nominated for Allianz Business to Arts Awards.