Archived News

Archived News

27 October, 2011
RIDBC Renwick Centre auditorium

One of the world’s foremost educators for students who are vision impaired, Dr Cay Holbrook, will be the keynote speaker at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s Renwick Centre, 27-28 October. Dr Holbrook will address 90 Teachers of Vision Impairment from across Australia at a conference hosted by RIDBC Renwick Centre. Those attending will leave with a greater understanding of issues and strategies for teaching braille reading and writing.

10 October, 2011
Ben, Dean, Joshua and Jenny

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has held an intensive Braille Week for blind and vision impaired children and their families from around Australia. RIDBC Teleschool works with children and their families via in-home videoconferencing across Australia to give children the skills they need to access future education and employment opportunities.

14 September, 2011
Child using braille machine

Australia’s major providers of services for children who are blind or vision impaired have joined together to provide a register to capture the needs of Australian children. An initiative of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), the Childhood Vision Impairment Register aims, for the first time, to identify the total number of children living with significant vision impairment in Australia.

2 September, 2011
Fetuli Talanoa and Matt Mundine with Diya and Manasa

Three South Sydney Rabbitohs have helped to launch the first in a series of educational apps for iPhone and iPad, Old Macdonald, developed by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC). Rabbitohs players Fetuli Talanoa, Matt Mundine and Kane Morgan, worked with three RIDBC students, Diya, Manasa and Elijah, to navigate the application for the first time.

2 September, 2011
RIDBC Thomas Pattison School signing choir

The Signing Choir from the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Thomas Pattison School were the only group of children using Auslan (Australian Sign language) among 600 other students on Town Hall Square steps for Music: Count Us In, 1 September. RIDBC Thomas Pattison School students participated in Music: Count Us In - an initiative of the Music Council of Australia for the promotion of music in schools nationally – for the fifth year in a row.

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