RIDBC School Support Students (Vision Impairment) with their support teachers.

Each year, NASA shares their US Space and Rocket education Centre in Alabama with a group of students with vision impairment from around the world for the Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS).

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Daniel and Rachel from RIDBC Garfield Barwick School sell tickets at the Movie Day

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Garfield Barwick School has held its Movies, Munchies and Make-Believe day to help develop the Year One students’ language and social skills. The day gave the students an interactive, activities-based learning experience, immersing them in the language and communication concepts that surround a trip to the cinema.

A group of volunteers barbequeing at Westfield North Rocks with RIDBC aprons on

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children has received a donation of more than $5000 from Westfield North Rocks as part of the centre’s Give Ability Day celebrations on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July.

Melinda Whipp (Graduate) and Professor Greg Leigh

At a recent ceremony at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) in Sydney, 51 new graduates were recognised for completing their postgraduate qualifications in special education. These graduates completed their studies through RIDBC’s Renwick Centre and will now help to alleviate a critical shortage of trained teachers of children with hearing or vision impairment.

Chief Executive, Chris Rehn and a group of volunteers at the Book Fair

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is encouraging people of all ages to come and pick up a bargain at the Annual Book, Toy and Music Fair, Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June, 2012. The RIDBC Book, Toy and Music Fair is an opportunity to find some great books, magazines, toys, CDs and DVDs, while raising money for a wonderful cause. It will be held at RIDBC Renwick Centre at 361-365 North Rock Road, North Rocks, from 8am – 3pm. Donations of items welcome until June 8, 2012.


As the pioneer and most experienced provider of videoconferencing services in the field of sensory impairment, the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) welcomes the recent announcement made by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, that remote schools and health clinics will have early access to the National Broadband Network (NBN).