Mikaylah DeGennaro with RIDBC Garfield Barwick School teacher Ruhi Malhotra.

Eight-year-old, Mikaylah DeGennaro, is ready to start mainstream schooling with support from RIDBC. It is an exciting time for parents, Sue and Corrado, who are grateful for the support they have received.

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Graduate to make a difference to those with hearing loss

Caringbah resident, Joyce Tan, is one of 75 trained graduates to be recognised at a ceremony at Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) for completing their postgraduate qualifications in sensory impairment.


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.

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.


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.


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.