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6 June, 2019
Child reading braille

RIDBC Renwick Centre's research is designed to keep Australia at the forefront of innovation in education and services for people with vision and hearing loss. Read some of the latest innovations and resources for parents and educators of students with a vision impairment.

6 May, 2019
Left to right: Professor Greg Leigh; Master of Disability Studies graduates, Sharyn Fyvie and Cassandra Holmes; Graeme Innes

The last three years have seen an enormous amount of effort by RIDBC Renwick Centre staff to bring a new affiliation agreement with Macquarie University to fruition.   A new higher degree program (the Master of Disability Studies) has been developed with enrolments commencing in 2017, whilst continuing to teach the last remaining students in the Master of Special Education program at the University of Newcastle.

25 June, 2018
Dr Gentle received her AO for her distinguished service to people who are blind or have low vision

Dr Frances Gentle AO was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for her service to those with vision loss in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

19 June, 2018
Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor with Mr Sean P Wareing, RIDBC President.

In a first for Macquarie University and Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), a new partnership has been established to foster research and professional studies in the field of education for people with sensory disabilities.

14 June, 2017
Carla receives her commemorative certificate from RIDBC Renwick Centre Director, Professor Greg Leigh.
Westmead resident, Carla Hankinson, is one of 45 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.