COVID-19, with the restrictions it places on our ability to get out and socialise with neighbours, friends, and colleagues, has created a more cocooned world. While it is a challenge for all of us, the consequences of social distancing and restricted mobility can be especially difficult for visually impaired people.
Crowe staff over the last two years have lent their time and talent to help others by recording audio books for the National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI). It is a partnership we are very proud of and a really positive and rewarding experience for our staff.
This year, as we have been unable to volunteer, we have decided to support by donating a cheque for €2,000 to help support the vital work NCBI do.
NCBI is a not-for-profit charity which offers support and services to people of all ages who are experiencing difficulties with their eyesight.
As well as helping to increase awareness about sight loss issues on a national and local level, NCBI also helps people to access information and communicate through technology, provides training and resource centres for people to learn new skills, assists people with employment issues and provides a library stocked with large-print, audio and Braille books. Find out more, visit https://www.ncbi.ie/
Below are two interactive PDFs which outline two recent volunteering projects with samples of the different recordings Crowe employees made volunteering for NCBI. Click on the images to listen:
Find out more about our CSR programme