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
National Council for the Blind of Ireland
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
Once again our National Tesco Bag pack was a great success with 61 bag packs taking place on April14th. Thank you to everyone who volunteered on the day and donated. We have raised €28, 967.33 to date- a remarkable achievement!
Our Open Day allows everyone to learn more about NCBI, from people who use our services already, people interested in using our services, fundraisers, donors, volunteers, neighbours and the general public. It takes place on Saturday May 19th from 11am-3pm in NCBI Head Office. Come along to learn about NCBI’s services: • We will showcase …Read More about NCBI Open Day – May 19th
NCBI students received a workshop from Eric Fitzpatrick of ARK Speaking and Training. The workshop was part of our Pre-Employment Programme in our Rehabilitation and Training Centre. Massive thank you to Eric! Find out more about ARK: https://www.arkspeakingandtraining.com/
The Manager of an NCBI Charity shop in Co Cavan loves her job so much she sings to her staff and volunteers! Anne Hora, Manager of the Virgina store says she is blessed with “Amazing volunteers who are the backbone of the shop” . She says she loves having the craic with the staff and …Read More about Volunteers Love the Co. Cavan Manager Who Sings To Them!
On the 15th April, the team from Specsavers in Newbridge climbed a total of 12 km, in Slieve Bloom Mountains, they completed the Glenbarrow Mill walk. Although it was a rainy day, they were all in good spirits! They raised €411.21 between selling lines for an Easter hamper and the walk. …Read More about Specsavers Newbridge walk for NCBI
NCBI Library would like to invite Braille readers, producers or anyone interested in Braille to take part in the 12th Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest. The Themes for the Braille competition include: “The role of braille in furthering visually impaired people’s participation in political, economic, cultural, educational social and family life”. Braille in the age …Read More about Onkyo Braille Essay Competition
NCBI Charity shops rely heavily on the hard work of its volunteers. It is important for us to recognise and thank our volunteers for their commitment and contribution to NCBI Charity Shops. A huge Thank You to: Pauline McDonnell- NCBI Charity Shop Kells Carmel Moorehouse- NCBI Charity Shop Kells Nan Hopkins- NCBI Charity Shop Athy …Read More about Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
Are you affected by Wet AMD? There is an upcoming focus group taking place in the Radission Blu, Golden Lane Dublin from 2.30pm of Monday April 23rd, 2018. A light lunch will be served beforehand. The criteria for inclusion in the group is that a participant has Wet AMD, has received more than four Anti …Read More about Focus group for people affected by Wet AMD