Cathy now hears the world around her — an experience she describes as amazing.

As most of us wind down as the year ends, Cathy and her husband Keith are just getting started. The Blacktown couple are Santa and Mrs Claus at a host of Western Sydney venues — from pre-schools to shopping centres and in their own home where it all began.

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Cherraya is the first Indigenous toddler to receive a cochlear implant in the Northern Territory

Two-year-old Cherraya is already showing an artistic side, loves to draw and, like most children her age, is keenly exploring the world around her. Now, thanks to bilateral cochlear implants, the Darwin-based toddler has access to a world of sound too.

Sophie is one of the first students to be learning braille using dAp Dots, a set of resources from RIDBC

Sophie is learning braille. She loves books and is proud of her developing skill. And although she isn’t “the only person in the world that knows braille” as she would tell you, she is learning from the best.

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 Jess is on Team RIDBC as the Client Ambassador for the 2019 Coleman Greig Challenge

Jess Waters loves to run. In between her commitments as a sports coach, personal trainer, university student, and football player you’ll find her on the pavement training for the next event. Thankfully for us, Jess is on Team RIDBC as the Client Ambassador for the 2019 Coleman Greig Challenge on Friday 20 September.

Jaylan received support via telepractice from his home in Bathurst

A stone’s throw from the iconic Mount Panorama, RIDBC is helping Jaylan navigate life’s tight corners and long straights via Remote Services.

How Many Fingers Do I See? shares Mia's journey with North Carolina Macular Dystrophy.

Mia Armsworth is a passionate artist and now winner of the RIDBC Dr Frederick Gregory-Roberts prize, awarded to a student assisted by RIDBC School Support Service (Vision Impairment) for outstanding performance in the HSC. "It was a really great experience to win the prize, I definitely wasn't expecting it!" she says excitedly.