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01/02/2019
Oliver with his mum, Melissa

11-Year-Old Oliver is preparing for his transition to high school, with support from RIDBC Teleschool, Braille Camp, and the Adaptive Technology Team. Oliver, a talented musician and athlete, won’t be held back by his vision impairment. He has a winning team on his side, with support from his amazing mum, Melissa, who has a Master of Special Education from RIDBC Renwick Centre.

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04/12/2015
Photo of ABS volunteer Tim pictured with ABS student Liam

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) would like to thank its valued volunteers on International Volunteer Day, 5 December.

In 2015, volunteers contributed over 26,000 hours of work to RIDBC. Over 945 people volunteered through RIDBC fundraising clubs and committees, with another 250 contributing to RIDBC’s clinical and educational services or in administrative positions.

27/11/2015
Minister Ajaka meets Lachlan, who is blind and learning to use a brailler, and his mum, Janine, at RIDBC's Dot's Place playgroup copy

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is welcoming a visit from The Honourable John Ajaka MLC, Minister for Ageing and Minister for Disability Services, on Thursday 26 November.

24/11/2015
RIDBC Darwin named charity partner for Carols by Candlelight

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has been named charity partner for the 2015 Darwin Carols by Candlelight event in The Gardens, 6:30pm on Sunday 6 December.

12/11/2015

Victoria’s Early Education Program for Hearing Impaired Children (EEP) unanimously passed a special resolution at yesterday’s EEP Annual General Meeting, announcing its intention to work with Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) to expand their service offering.

08/10/2015
adapting signs graphic

On World Sight Day, Thursday 8 October, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is launching a new app to help children with vision loss and additional needs develop the sign language they need to communicate.

The 'Adapting Signs' app, developed by a team of vision loss and technology specialists at RIDBC, helps children with vision loss and significant developmental or intellectual impairments, to develop the key signs they need to communicate with their families or carers.

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