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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.

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22/02/2017
Nine-year-old, Nahkiaya, is one of many people with hearing loss to benefit from life changing technology – the cochlear implant.

On Saturday 25 February, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) will be celebrating International Cochlear Implant Day, and the timely biography book launch of SCIC Cochlear Implant Program’s Founding Director, Professor Bill Gibson AO.

17/02/2017
RIDBC named charity partner for SILMO Sydney Optical Fair

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has been selected as the chosen charity partner for this year’s SILMO Sydney Optical Fair, which will make its Australian debut at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour from 9 – 11 March.

07/02/2017
Donations welcome for the 2017 RIDBC Book, Toy and Music Fair

The 2017 RIDBC Book, Toy and Music Fair is just around the corner and RIDBC is calling on corporate and personal donations of quality books, toys, records, CDs and DVDs to help raise funds to support the children and adults with vision or hearing loss supported by RIDBC.

30/01/2017
With RIDBC’s specialist support, and access to low vision aids, Feby is ready for ‘big school’.

Five-year-old, Feby, is ready to start ‘big school’ with support from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC). It is an exciting time for parents, Nancy and Iron, who are grateful for the support they have received.

Feby was born with Retinal Dystrophy, a condition associated with reduced or deteriorating vision in both eyes.

18/01/2017
Emma prepares for the HSC with support from RIDBC

17 year old Emma, who is blind, is preparing for the HSC with support from RIDBC.
“At just nine and a half months of age, Emma was diagnosed as being completely blind after a rare childhood cancer caused damage to her optic nerves,” said Emma’s mum, Rose.

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