Oliver with his mum, Melissa

11-Year-Old Oliver is preparing for his transition to high school, with support from RIDBC Teleschool, Braille Camp, and the Adaptive Technology Team. Oliver, a talented musician and athlete, won’t be held back by his vision impairment. He has a winning team on his side, with support from his amazing mum, Melissa, who has a Master of Special Education from RIDBC Renwick Centre.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.