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07/08/2019
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.

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24/07/2018
Paul with his RIDBC School Support Teacher, Daniel Noort

The recipient of the award, 19 year old Paul, graduated from The King’s School with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 98.65.

24/07/2018
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.

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.

19/06/2018
Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor with Mr Sean P Wareing, RIDBC President.

In a first for Macquarie University and Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), a new partnership has been established to foster research and professional studies in the field of education for people with sensory disabilities.

25/05/2018
Lara and Sid from regional Australia meeting with RIDBC Alice Betteridge School students

Students from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) who have vision or hearing impairment participated in National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday, 23 May.

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