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10/05/2016

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) will officially launch the accessible version of the world’s first eLearning braille course, UEB Online at the 2016 Round Table Conference on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities on Monday 16th May.

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09/05/2016
Elaine Brock at RIDBC holding her 2015 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award.

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating the generous contribution of our volunteers during National Volunteer Week, 9 – 15 May.

06/05/2016

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Rockie Woofit Preschool held an early Mother’s Day celebration earlier this week, with a morning tea for mums.

RIDBC Rockie Woofit Preschool was purpose built to cater for the needs of children with hearing loss. The preschool operates on a reverse integration model, where children from the local community who have typical hearing also attend and are excellent language and learning models for their peers.

The morning was an opportunity for mothers to meet and spend time with other parents.

06/05/2016

Families of children who have vision loss from regional and remote areas of Australia recently visited Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) in Sydney for a specialised intensive residential Braille camp.

08/04/2016

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating the wonderful contribution of our senior community as part of NSW Seniors Festival, 1–10 April.

NSW Seniors Festival is an annual event to celebrate and recognise seniors for the role they play and the contributions they make to the NSW community.

05/04/2016
RIDBC Audiologist Carol Amos with cochlear implant recipient Jil Parker

Don't be complacent. Have your hearing checked during NSW Seniors Festival 2016.
With an ageing population, hearing loss is projected to increase to 1 in every 4 Australians by 2050. In the lead up to NSW Seniors Festival 2016, held Friday 1 April to Sunday 10 April, RIDBC health professionals are calling for Australians to take action on hearing loss by adding a visit to an audiologist to their annual list of medical check-ups.

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