Jessica using a brailler in RIDBC VisionEd Preschool

During National Volunteer Week, 21 – 27 May, RIDBC is celebrating the important contribution its volunteers make to the delivery of critical hearing and vision services.

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RIDBC is using NSW Seniors Week, the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, to let the community know that there is support available for those with hearing loss.


Cochlear implant services in Port Macquarie will be expanded, following an announcement by The Hon. Jillian Skinner, MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research and The Hon. Troy Grant, MP, Deputy Premier, in Port Macquarie today.


Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has officially launched the world’s first eLearning braille course, UEB Online. UEB Online is designed to help people who can see support the people in their life that are using braille as a vital part of their communication.


Shirley, who is 88 years old, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her cochlear implant in January, 2015.


Ten year old best friends, Emma and Izzy, took to Hornsby mall with their violins in the lead up to Christmas to try and raise funds for Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC).