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25/06/2018
Dr Gentle received her AO for her distinguished service to people who are blind or have low vision

Dr Frances Gentle AO was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for her service to those with vision loss in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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05/06/2014
RIDBC Teleschool Consultant, Kylie, with Morgan who is learning to develop her tactile sensitivity so that she can better explore her world.

Morgan is four years old and is blind. She accesses RIDBC Teleschool from her home in regional NSW and is being supported to learn braille and develop the skills she will need to succeed in school. 

When Morgan was four months old, parents Belinda and Danny began to suspect that she couldn’t see. 

27/03/2014

Bill, who is four years old and has hearing loss, is enrolled in RIDBC Early Learning Program (Hearing Impairment). This service has continued supporting his family through a move interstate to give Bill the best start in life. 

Bill was born 13 weeks premature and spent the first 11 weeks of his life in intensive care.

27/03/2014

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) presented ‘Technology advances in the disability sector’ at the Rotary District 9685 Conference, 23 February 2014.

RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn, was one of three RIDBC staff members who presented to 500 Rotarians about the ways in which mainstream technology is making a significant and positive impact on the lives of people with a sensory impairment.

27/03/2014

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) recently launched RIDBC Liverpool to provide local services to children with hearing or vision loss in Sydney’s South-West.

Many families in the area are now accessing RIDBC’s localised services.

“RIDBC is focused on providing community relevant services in highly accessible locations, responsive to demonstrated need,” said RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn. “With the number of children already accessing RIDBC’s service in Sydney’s South-West, this new centre is sure to be a success.”

20/09/2013
Teleschool session via videoconference.

Through innovative tele-practice solutions, RIDBC is able to deliver services to families in rural and regional Australia which are equal to those provided in metropolitan areas.

RIDBC is leading the way in remote service delivery so that children with hearing or vision loss can receive the consistent, quality early intervention critical to achieving the best outcomes – wherever they live in Australia.

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