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NCBI-Working for People with Sight Loss. This podcast is brought to you by the National Council for the Blind in Ireland.It covers topics and information related to people who have any level of sight loss.For more information please visit www.ncbi.ie

NCBI-Working for People with Sight Loss. This podcast is brought to you by the National Council for the Blind in Ireland.It covers topics and information related to people who have any level of sight loss.For more information please visit www.ncbi.ie

Location:

Ireland

Description:

NCBI-Working for People with Sight Loss. This podcast is brought to you by the National Council for the Blind in Ireland.It covers topics and information related to people who have any level of sight loss.For more information please visit www.ncbi.ie

Language:

English


Episodes

#NCBIpodcasts - Senator Martin Conway

4/30/2021
#NCBIpodcasts speaks with Senator Martin Conway who shares what it is like being the first visually impaired Senator in Ireland. He talks about the importance of increasing the employment level among people who are blind or vision impaired, the strides made to achieve this and the work yet to be done to create a level playing field. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:25:21

Maria Greenan and her passion for music

4/16/2021
#NCBIpodcast Maria Greenan talks about her passion for music and how learning the piano as child was her priority far more than focusing on her vision impairment. Now a successful piano teacher she uses different techniques to teach and admits the move to online teaching due to Covid19 has brought some bonuses. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:28:40

#NCBIpodcast Ciaran Taylor talks about Sightless Cinema

3/26/2021
#NCBIpodcast Ciaran Taylor talks about Sightless Cinema which is a successful radio drama workshop for people who are blind or vision impaired. He explains how Sightless Cinema productions evolve, have offered an immersive experience in cinemas and is now adapting online. New workshops are starting in April 2021 and open to all interested persons. No experience necessary. Details from Liz.Sheehan@ncbi.ie Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:24:33

Madeleine McNamara chats about being a mother with a vision impairment and having a child with a vision impairment.

3/22/2021
Madeleine McNamara chats openly about the joys and challenges of being a mother with a vision impairment and having a child with a vision impairment. From the daily life hacks, she uses to have a greater awareness of what her child will face to knowing the importance of encouraging her child’s independence so she can reach her potential. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:23:24

Move into the Light Podcast

3/2/2021
Here's your 30 min podcast to inspire and accompany you during your exercises. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:30:07

A chat with Sean Gallagher

2/10/2021
Entrepreneur and investor Sean Gallagher shares how innovative surgery during childhood helped treat his cataracts. He shares how success is less about intelligence and more about a mindset where resourcefulness, resilience and self-belief are core components. He highlights the importance of empathy and the need for greater public self-awareness of their words and actions. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:36:35

Paudie Cotterell, a Kilkenny farmer with a vision impairment

2/5/2021
Paudie Cotterell, a Kilkenny farmer with a vision impairment, chats about the techniques and aids he uses to tend to his animals safely and how Covid19 has affected the farming community. He highlights how there should be more employment opportunities and support for people who are blind or vision impaired including self-employment and the importance of peer support when living with sight loss. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:29:27

Beverley Scallan Head of Retail

2/3/2021
This week on our podcast we caught up with our new Head Of Retail, Beverley Scallan who filled us in on the appointment of her new role, her background and what's next for NCBI retail. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:16:30

AMD Maria McAuley's journey

12/9/2020
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the most common eye condition affecting people over the age of 50 in Ireland. Today, NCBI publishes research into what it is like to live with Wet AMD and captures patient experiences of the health care treatment they have received. Listen to research participant Maria McAuley tell her story of living with the eye condition since being diagnosed 18 months ago. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:13:23

Podcast with Maedhbh Hennessy

12/1/2020
Maedhbh Hennessy talks about the power of dispelling people’s perceptions of having a disability by showing her abilities and skills in her job, role as Camp leader and event organiser. Greater public understanding leads to valuing the contribution that people with disabilities bring to their family, workplace and wider society in a more meaningful way. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:21:43

NCBI Christmas Gift 2020

11/26/2020
Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:06:07

Group of NCBI Cork based service users chat about the enjoyment, friendship and virtual NCBI clubs

11/24/2020
This group of NCBI Cork based service users chat about the enjoyment, friendship and sharing to be had through the variety of virtual NCBI clubs they avail of. Whether it’s discussing a novel in the Book Club, the latest gadget in Technology Club or sharing an issue in the Peer Support Group – it’s this participation and camaraderie that is helping them through Covid19. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:24:51

USB audio books NCBI Library with Service user Eva McManus

11/13/2020
Library service user Eva McManus talks about how having access to audiobooks has been a great benefit to her, and why you everyone should know about this service. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:08:14

Social Media Influencer Holly Tuke chats to NCBI

11/2/2020
Holly Tuke from York, England chats about being awarded Social Media Influencer 2019 by RNIB, her surprise at the success of her blog highlighting all aspects of life with a vision impairment and her passion at making all websites more accessible and inclusive. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:17:43

Optometrist Mandy Davidson

10/23/2020
Optometrist Mandy Davidson explains the role different professionals have in eye care, the pros and cons of contact lenses over glasses and tips to promote and protect eye health. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:35:59

Nikki Hind, Australian’s first blind fashion designers

10/23/2020
#NCBIpodcast continues to explore the varied lives and careers of people who are blind or vision impaired. Meet inspiring Nikki Hind, Australian’s first blind fashion designer who shares that it has always been her dream to be a fashion designer and how this came about following a further reduction in her sight. She talks about her company Blind Grit’s mission to promote the abilities of people who live with disabilities in all aspects of the fashion industry. Support the show...

Duration:00:31:32

Kyran O’Mahoney talks about being an awardee of Rethink and the development of the new NCBI Smart Hub

10/7/2020
Kyran O’Mahoney, NCBI Chief Technology Officer talks about NCBI being an awardee of Rethink Ireland funding curtesy of the Social Innovation Fund to develop the NCBI Smart Hub specifically designed to gather information on eye conditions and NCBI services using mainstream technology devices like Google Home and Amazon Alexa for people who are blind of vision impaired. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:19:35

Clare Kennelly chats about her diagnosis of Stargardts and her varied career as a teacher

10/7/2020
#WorldSightDay is the opportunity to celebrate people who are blind or vision impaired and raises awareness on service providers, employers, Govt and general public to create a more inclusive and accessible society. #NCBIpodcast Clare Kennelly chats about how she wishes she sought assistance earlier following her diagnosis of Stargardts and her varied career as a teacher and now her disability awareness training business to make the workplace more inclusive. Support the show...

Duration:00:30:31

Sinead McSweeney shares her journey of sight loss due to Diabetic Retinopathy

10/2/2020
Sinead McSweeney shares her journey of sight loss due to Diabetic Retinopathy from the numerous surgeries to acceptance of having such low vision and how this has affected her life overall but particularly her role as a nurse and mother. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:18:55

Kevin Farrell of Ablefest talks openly about his son Josh (9) who has Albinism.

10/1/2020
Kevin Farrell of @Ablefest talks openly about his son Josh (9) who has Albinism. He chats about the struggles of the early days after diagnosis, the support Josh receives in school and through NCBI and how his confidence and individuality makes Kevin proud every day. Support the show (https://www.ncbi.ie/supporting-us/donate-now/)

Duration:00:21:48