Deaf Festival at Parramatta

As part of National Week of Deaf People, commencing with the Deaf Festival on Saturday October 21st on the north side of Parramatta River, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) will host a stall at the Festival where you can find out about its full range of programs and services.

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The first Hunter families have received National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding for vision or hearing loss therapy through RIDBC Hunter.


Recently children from around Australia who have hearing loss visited the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) in Sydney for a residential week, 30 September – 4 October. The week focused on giving the participants, aged 10 to 14, strategies to build confidence and resilience in the classroom.

RIDBC Audiometrist performs a hearing test during an outreach visit.

RIDBC Indigenous Outreach Program has received a $10,000 grant through the Commonweath Bank Community Grants Program.


Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) VisionEd Preschool recently enjoyed a visit from a lamb from Barclay Farm at Muirfield High School as part of an in-class experience.


During Hearing Awareness Week 2013, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), explains that through innovative tele-practice solutions, families in rural and regional Australia can receive services which are equal to those provided in metropolitan areas.