• Ilka Stäglin

    Ilka Stäglin is the manager of the National Braille Production Department at ChildVision since 2000 and is the chair of INBAF until May 2012. The NBP provides all children with a registered visual impairment in the Republic of Ireland with transcriptions of their school textbooks. She has a keen interest in braille and large print and has been one of the co-authors of the New Birmingham Braille Course. Ilka is also very interested in Unified English Braille.

  • Jim Curran

    Jim Curran is treasurer of INBAF. He is a Braille Tutor for the Birmingham Braille Course in Ireland and one of the co-authors of the New Birmingham Braille Course. He was Industrial Supervisor of the Braille Unit in Arbour Hill Prison since 2004 where he also taught Braille and was responsible for the transcription of books and information documents for commercial businesses and all government departments. He currently works for the NBP in ChildVision

  • Lina Kouzi

    Lina Kouzi is the Library and Media Services Manager at NCBI. Lina manages the Library and accessible production services at NCBI (Braille, audio and Large print). Lina is the Secretary of INBAF and is currently involved in the development and implementation of the Unified Braille Code in Ireland.

  • Stuart Lawler

    Stuart Lawler is the manager of NCBI's Rehabilitation Training Centre. He is an avid Braille reader and uses it daily as part of his job. He has extensive expertise in the area of Assistive technology and is particularly interested in how Braille and access solutions can be used together.

  • Greg Flanagan

    Greg Flanagan is the current Work Training Officer in charge of the Braille Unit in Arbour Hill Prison where he teachs Braille and is responsible for the transcription of documents for commercial businesses and all government departments. He is also a Braille Tutor for the Birmingham Braille Course in Ireland. Having completed the Perkins repair course in Boston he is the only qualified repair man in Ireland.

  • Carol Byrne

    Carol Byrne is a Braille Transcriber in the NCBI Library and Media Centre. She produces non-commercial Braille and in 2015, completed the FETAC Level 5 'Learn Braille by sight' course.

  • Derval Healy

    Derval Healy is the Deputy Manager of the NBP at ChildVision. She is a fully qualified Braille transcriber with over ten years experience working with Braille and other alternative formats. Derval currently heads up the UEB implementation committee along with the Maths working group.

  • Former Member - Niamh MacAlister

    Niamh MacAlister is a Braille Transcriber in the NCBI Library and Media Centre. She produces non-commercial Braille and in 2012, completed the FETAC Level 5 'Learn Braille by sight' course.

  • Former Member - Theia Regan

    Theia Regan is a recent graduate of Trinity College Dublin, a braille reader and keen braille advocate. She is very interested in encouraging early learning of Braille in people with a visual impairment and also has a great interest in technology which simulates Braille such as braille displays.