International research program comes to RIDBC

auditoriumRIDBC Renwick Centre auditorium

Internationally renowned researcher and educator Dr. Kelly Lusk, presented her new research on education for children who are blind at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), 15 and 16 June.

Dr. Lusk’s two-day program provided an insight into the range of low vision services, and technologies, available for students, forming part of RIDBC Renwick Centre’s continuous professional education (CPE) program.

“RIDBC Renwick Centre was delighted to host Dr. Lusk for her two day workshop,” RIDBC’s Manager of Continuing Professional Education (CPE), Trudy Smith. “Dr. Lusk has considerable experience in helping families and educators make informed decisions for children who are blind or have vision impairment.”

Each year RIDBC Renwick Centre welcomes professionals from all over the world who are experts in the field of education of children with a sensory disability.

“Through RIDBC Renwick Centre’s CPE program we can ensure the services which are delivered to children, and their families, right across Australia are based on current, evidence-based practice,” said Trudy.

RIDBC Renwick Centre plays a key role in professional education and research in the broader field of sensory disability – both in Australia and internationally.

RIDBC Renwick Centre is Australia’s largest provider of postgraduate education programs in the field of the education of children with a sensory disability and is among the largest and most widely recognised in the field across the world.

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children provides vital support to over 970 children with significant hearing and/or vision impairment and their families across Australia. As well, RIDBC provides vision and hearing screening to around 2000 babies and children each year.

More information about RIDBC teacher training, professional development and research is available at