Why Choose NCBI?
6 Reasons why you should choose NCBI
We provide services in the local community
NCBI offers community based services to help people to adapt to sight loss and maintain their independence. These services include emotional support to the individual experiencing loss of vision and to their families, advice and information on all aspects of vision loss as well as practical support and solutions to the challenges encountered by people with vision loss.
We help people access information and communicate through technology
A range of assistive technology solutions is available to help people to access information and communicate independently. Our staff offer guidance in selecting and using assistive technologies that will meet a person’s requirements.
We help people to make the most of their useful vision
Following referral NCBI will arrange to meet with you and assess the degree and impact of sight loss. We will then offer individualized solutions such as magnification and / or technical aids, advice on lighting and contrast solutions as well as general advice on other adaptations that can be made to reduce the impact of loss of vision.
We help people with employment issues
NCBI provides advice to both employers and employees on application procedures, interviews and career advancement, as well as advice on what adaptations can be made to assist a person with a vision impairment in the workplace.
We produce information in accessible formats
By volunteering, you inspire others to get involved to make a positive change in the community. It also sets a good example for children. Volunteering presents a proactive way of doing something to make the world a better place.
We help to increase awareness about sight loss issues
NCBI advises about the accessibility of streets, playgrounds, buildings, transport and much more and we provide awareness training about sight loss to a wide range of audiences.
We help people to live independently, to rediscover, and continue to enjoy reading, to access information and communicate through technology, to learn new skills, we help people with employment issues, we even help others to make their services accessible.
You can donate your time and be part of NCBI volunteers team, help to improve the level of independence and quality of life of those who are
living with sight loss.
By donating their time and expertise they play an important role in NCBI’s work.