Whether you’re affected by sight loss are blind or partially sighted or know someone who is this is your podcast. Your voice, your stories, your lives!
Craic On, produced by RNIB in Northern Ireland, features a rich mix of local voices and local stories of local people affected by sight loss. We have different themes each episode and welcome any and all input and ideas from you our listeners!
The Craic On podcast (formerly Sound Vision Online) joins a growing family of other great RNIB podcasts which includes The Weekly Connect, Tech Talk and Read On Air.
We're delighted to be joined by blind golf champion and now local Ballymena celebrity, Drew Cochrane. He talks about his early life, sight loss diagnosis, subsequent depression and how he went on to discover the sport of blind golf - something he credits with saving his life.
Drew talks candidly about his darkest days and how he went onto pen his life story in his book, From the Carry Row to Tokyo. He urges people to speak to someone about their mental health and to take up a hobby or sport that focuses your mind, motivates you and connects you with likeminded people.
If you would like to speak to someone about your sight loss, or about getting involved in the sport of blind golf, you can call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999.
Volunteer with us
We’re currently looking for more people like Anne who are willing to share some of their time to help people with sight loss get online and make the most of technology. We have a wide variety of roles depending on your time and skill – from simply setting up a new phone, to giving advice over the phone or more indepth training on assistive software. Full training provided.
To enquire about these and other volunteer opportunities with RNIB visit www.rnib.org.uk/volunteering or call our Volunteering Team on 01733 375 450.
To speak to one of our Technology for Life Coordinators about what technology might be helpful for you, contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email [email protected]
Get in touch!
We’re always open to new topic ideas and eager to share local people’s experiences, tips and life hacks with others.
Call us on 028 9032 9373, email [email protected], or tag @RNIBNI on twitter using #CraicOn, and let’s start a conversation!
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- Subscribe through your preferred podcast app on your smartphone or tablet – just search ‘RNIB Craic On’
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- You can also listen to RNIB podcasts over the phone by calling the RNIB Info Line 020 3432 1488 - option three for Connect and then option four for the Craic On podcast.