Working for People with Sight Loss

Santa links up with NCBI Library teams to respond to children who are blind or vision impaired this Christmas.

Santa recording an audio letter

 

Thursday 25th November 2021 – How, how, how perfect would it be to hear directly from Santa just in time for the festive season? NCBI (the National Council for the Blind) Library is back in Santa’s workshop this Christmas to help jolly old Saint Nick respond to correspondence from children who are blind or vision impaired.

The talented NCBI Library team is on hand to assist Santa to write back to each child in fully accessible formats like Braille, large print, and audio CD. This Santa scheme is a result of a long-running partnership with An Post, which highlights An Post’s commitment to supporting NCBI in its vital work for people who are blind or vision impaired.

Lina Kouzi, NCBI Library manager explained: “We have been working with Santa for many years now to make sure that he can respond to all children who are blind or vision impaired.  I am one of Santa’s helpers who oversees this project for him. I am looking forward to receiving your letters and passing them on to Santa!”

If you know a child who would like an accessible Santa Card, please email Santa@ncbi.ie with your request. Please let Santa know your preferred format of reply: audio, Braille, or large print. Please provide your address and Santa will write back! You can send your letter to Santa, C/O NCBI Library, Unit 29 Finglas Business Centre, Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11. The deadline is December 15th as he is a very busy man at this time of year.

Let’s make this Christmas an unforgettable one, for all children.