NCBI Vision Awards

Vision Awards logo, recognising inclusion and sustainability

The NCBI Vision Awards, established this year as part of our 90th Anniversary, will recognise consistent, committed and high standard performance from individuals and organisations in a range of categories.

NCBI aims to celebrate and highlight individuals and organisations that have integrated inclusive, innovative and sustainable practices into their work. The hope is that by doing so, others are encouraged others to think about how they can have a similar positive impact in their own field.

Vision Awards logo, awarding those working with sight loss. Collage of people with vision impairments doing activities such as mobility training, playing guitar, and using a computer

Nominations can be made by individuals and families who avail of NCBI services, as well as employees, volunteers, advocates and members of the public.

The Vision Awards categories aim to highlight the importance of a whole of society approach to celebrating inclusivity looking at all areas from industry, sport, arts, climate change and health services.

If you know an individual or organisation who has made a significant or exceptional contribution in any of the four categories below, and who is deserving of recognition, please nominate them today.

Vision Awards categories:

Visible Difference logo

  • ‘Visible Difference’ Industry: recognises exemplary contribution by a company or organisation in creating an inclusive approach for people who are blind or vision impaired.

Clinical and Social care logo

  • Clinical/Social Care: recognise both individuals and organisations who have developed exceptional services in health and social care for people with a vision impairment.

Circular Economy logo

  • Circular Economy: recognises the work of individuals and companies tackling challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution.

Society logo

  • Society: recognises individuals and organisations engaged in the arts, cultural and sporting arena and who have pioneered excellence in inclusion for people with vision impairment.


Nominations close at 5.00pm on Wednesday October 6th 2021. Read the nomination submission requirements then submit your nomination to

NCBI Awards nominations will be shortlisted by a panel drawn from staff, volunteers and advocates and presented to the Board Meeting in October 2021.

Winners will be awarded at our 90th celebratory event taking place in Iveagh Hotel, Dublin 2 on November 16th at 5pm.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us through emailing