The NCB Library and Media Centre has over 6,000 accessible books for children and young adults. The collection includes Braille books, audio Books ( CD and DAISY) as well as Large Print books. Children can also access Bookshare, enabling them to download their own selected titles in the format of their choice. The Library is now …Read More about VOTE AND PICK NEW NAME FOR NCBI’S CHILDREN’S LIBRARY SERVICE
Our Open Day took place on Saturday 19th of May. It was a great day filled with fun, sun and chats. The day allowed our visitors 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. We Showcased our …Read More about NCBI Open Day 2018
Kim Wulff has recently been appointed as Manager of NCBI’s National Rehabilitation Centre, Sally McEllistrim reports, Originally from Canada, Kim says that she decided to pursue a career as a Rehabilitation Worker when she experienced first hand the progress a close relative made in becoming independent. Kim says “I was very young when I watched …Read More about Get to Know Us in NCBI!
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
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 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
To Celebrate One City, One Book 2018, NCBI Library and Media Centre have produced an audio and Braille version of The Long Gaze Back edited by Sinead Gleeson. The Long Gaze Back is the One City, One Book choice for 2018 and is an anthology of thirty short stories by some of the most gifted …Read More about One City, One Book 2018
As of December 2017, the NCBI Library has access to over 600,000 titles in alternative formats. The NCBI Library has joined Bookshare and The ABC Consortium, both international organisations and consortiums paving the way for access to international academic and leisure reading titles. Bookshare based in the USA, offers the world’s largest collection of accessible …Read More about NCBI Library is now a member of Bookshare & the ABC Consortium