We are organising some social events for children to meet and make friends with other blind and visually impaired children.
Vision Sports Come and Try Evening
The “Dublin Sightless Cinema” are ready to perform at the Light House Cinema in town at the end of September.
The group met regularly over a period of seven months, exploring audio as a means of shared expression. Director Ciarán Taylor worked with blind and visually impaired participants to explore and present new radio drama. The aim was to create work which came from the aural experience of blind people and, while having universal audience appeal, would be particularly resonant and rich for blind listeners.
Gather in a darkened cinema for the première of a programme of short radio plays in surround sound, where all the pictures will be in your head! The lively mix, devised and performed by Sightless Cinema, a group of blind and visually impaired people led by director Ciarán Taylor, includes the spooky Bump in the Night, the hilarious Pool Divo, and The Housewarming, a melodrama recorded on location.
Date and Time: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 from 18:30 to 20:00
Light House Cinema
Tickets are €5 which need to be booked in advance by contacting Ciaran on his mobile 086 3679342 or send your query to this email address email@example.com and Ciaran will get back to you to confirm.
Directed by Ciarán Taylor with Dublin Sightless Cinema Group. Sound by Jack Cawley and Gareth Stack
Tennis for Visually Impaired Juniors
Tennis for Visually Impaired Juniors
Enjoy Tennis is delighted to launch the visually impaired tennis pilot programme for visually impaired juniors.
This new game will be commencing in Ireland on September 11th Following a very successful pilot programme for visually impaired Adults.
VI Tennis is played on a re-alighned tennis court with sponge balls that emit sound' and the court uses raised tactile lines as navigational markers to assist the visually impaired players. Players use their heightened sense of hearing and spatial awareness to track and hit the VI tennis balls.
The game had never been played in Ireland before this June when Vision Sports Ireland in conjunction with Tennis Ireland launched it at Mayfest. We had the pleasure of President Higgins and Sabrina attending the launch and watching an exhibition of the game.
This is a wonderful form of tennis - and very simply - it is a way for visually impaired people to have the same fun, enjoyment and competition as sighted players.
Our junior pilot programme will take place on Sunday mornings from 09.30-11.00 at Shankill Tennis Club. The programme will run for 6 weeks starting on the 11th of September (*excluding 25/09). We are looking for junior players aged 10-14 to join us for this exciting new programme!
Places are limited so please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0876995148 to sign up or for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!
Blind Football Ireland
Blind Football Ireland provide football Programmes that aim to provide all people with visual impairments the opportunity to play football locally, nationally and internationally.
Suitable for males and females of all ages and abilities, whose level of visual impairment would prevent them from playing mainstream football.
The centres have well trained coaches with experience of working with visually impaired players of all ages and abilities. New coaches very welcome and will receive full training from the FAI.
It’s a fantastic sport that can be played by absolute beginners up to elite Paralympic level. Players in our centres range in age from 10 to 55!
Benefits of blind football
- Open the game of association football to a population that although is a minority group within disability sport, deserve the opportunity
- Health benefits of exercise and involvement in a sport
- Increase the awareness of the abilities of players who have lost their sight from birth or acquired it after
- Psycho-social health benefits with increased positivity, self-confidence and morale
- Allow players to fulfil a dream of representing their country or just playing the sport they love
The Football Association of Ireland Blind Football dates for the remainder of this season for the Munster and Dublin Region are listed below
Blind Football – Munster regional centre dates 2016
Venue : Supernova, Link Rd, Ballincollig, Cork. Time 1pm – 4pm
July 9th, July 23rd, August 20th, Sept 17th, Oct 15th, Nov 12th
For further details please contact : FAI Development Officer Nick Harrison
Tel : 0860472051 Email : email@example.com
Blind Football – Dublin regional centre dates 2016
Venue : Multi Sports Pitches National Sports Campus,
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Time 12 midday – 3pm
July 23rd, August 20th, Sept 17th, Oct 15th, Nov 12th
For further details please contact : Alex Whelan 0879405117
DARE and HEAR Application Advice Clinics - 16th Feb 2016
Maynooth University will host one of the national HEAR and DARE Advice clinics CAO applicants, parents, guardians, teachers and guidance counsellors are all welcome.
When: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 10:00 to 14:00
Where: Phoenix Building
Attendees can drop in any time between 10am and 2pm for information on the HEAR and DARE schemes and to talk to an advisor about making an application. Our assistive technology advisor will also demonstrate how technology can help at University and the Admissions Office will outline the various course options available at Maynooth University.
Full details of all DARE and HEAR nationwide clinics and directions to the venues can be found at http://accesscollege.ie/hear/events/.
Attention all students approaching Leaving certificate
Better Options is a careers fair specifically for people with disabilities and specific learning difficulties.
It is ideal for students looking to find out about courses and support services provided by colleges as well as garner key information on the access routes for those with disabilities
This year DIT have kindly agreed to host the event at their new Grangegorman Campus on Thursday 26th of November from 10 am to 1 pm.
Colleges from around Ireland will be hosting stands at the event and there will be a number of talks covering topics like the CAO application process and getting the most from your college experience. There will also be information about applying for a college place through the DARE admissions scheme.
This event is free to attend and all are welcome. For more informatin please see www.ahead.ie/betteroptions