News for RIDBC Renwick Centre

These are the news items relating to the RIDBC Renwick Centre.

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13 September, 2012

35 Teachers of the Deaf from around the State came to RIDBC Renwick Centre for the 2012 Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf (ITOD) Conference this month.

25 June, 2012
Melinda Whipp (Graduate) and Professor Greg Leigh

At a recent ceremony at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) in Sydney, 51 new graduates were recognised for completing their postgraduate qualifications in special education. These graduates completed their studies through RIDBC’s Renwick Centre and will now help to alleviate a critical shortage of trained teachers of children with hearing or vision impairment.

9 February, 2012
Chris Rehn, Caroline McMillen and Greg Leigh

The Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Newcastle, Professor Caroline McMillen, recently visited the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Renwick Centre, an affiliate of the University of Newcastle. Professor McMillen assumed the position of Vice-Chancellor in October 2011 on the retirement of her predecessor, Professor Nicholas Saunders.

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.

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.

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