By donating to NCBI regularly, you will be contributing to the provision of NCBI’s life changing services. Our practical and emotional advice and supports help 8,000 people and their families face their futures with confidence every year. We help people deal emotionally with the diagnosis of an eye condition and the impact it will have …Read More about Becoming a Regular Donor To NCBI
Scope Ophthalmic have teamed up with NCBI to support the delivery of our incredible Residential IT Camps for children with sight loss. The camps will take place in the University of Limerick this summer. Technology is the greatest equaliser for people who are blind or vision impaired, given the importance of IT and its significance in …Read More about Scope Ophthalmic’s support for Children’s Camps at UL
The European Pillar of Social Rights was jointly signed by the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission on 17 November 2017, at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The ‘Pillar’ of Social Rights sets out 20 principles for a fairer, more inclusive European Union (EU). By uniting and guiding …Read More about Sightlines – The ‘Pillar’ of Society
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
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
The Broadcast Authority of Ireland (BAI) has launched its consultation on the draft Access Rules. The draft rules detail proposed new requirements in respect of the provision of subtitling, Irish Sign Language and audio description on Irish television services. The consultation is open until 27th July. The BAI issued a press release to announce the …Read More about BAI Consultation on Access Rules
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
by Roselle Potts, Chair of the Albinism Fellowship Help the Albinism Fellowship raise positive awareness on their international campaign day. 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 …Read More about International Albinism Awareness Day event to take place on Saturday 9th June
65 Year old Anthony Roche from Cork is so looking forward to participating in the NCBI Camino De Santiago, he has already bought his walking boots! The former Teacher who was born with impaired vision says, “NCBI is a tremendous cause and I am delighted to be in a position to be able to do …Read More about ANTHONY’S BOOTS ARE MEANT FOR WALKING……THE CAMINO!
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!