Fergus with his parents

Nineteen year old Fergus, attended Newington College. He received support from RIDBC School Support Service, which brings RIDBC support teachers into schools to provide students who have vision or hearing loss with the in-class assistance and strategies they need to access the curriculum.

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Students from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Thomas Pattison School celebrated Thomas Pattison Day with an open day on Thursday 23 October.

RIDBC Thomas Pattison School caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 10 who are profoundly deaf. The school offers a bilingual program where students learn English and Australian Sign Language (Auslan).

“RIDBC Thomas Pattison School was named in honour of Thomas Pattison, a deaf migrant to Australia from Scotland who established RIDBC in 1860,” said RIDBC Thomas Pattison School Principal, Kim McArtney.


Sydney dad, Baker, is taking up the challenge for charity in Bicycle NSW’s Spring Cycle. Baker is using the ride to fundraise for Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), which supports his son, Raiyaan, who has hearing loss.


On World Sight Day, Thursday 9 October, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) calling on families of children with a diagnosed vision loss to join Australia’s Childhood Vision Impairment Register.


Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has been jointly awarded first prize in the Australian Communications Consumer Action network (ACCAN) and the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) inaugural Apps for All Challenge, Tuesday 16 September.


Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) VisionEd Preschool recently welcomed a visit from the Baulkham Hills Fire Service, who shared their fire safety message with the children.