Celebrating 160 years of RIDBC - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

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Celebrating 160 years of RIDBC

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Image showing the original RIDBC building in Darlington and today's with older clients, and current ones.

Since 1860, RIDBC has been making a difference in the lives of people with hearing and vision loss. Today, RIDBC supports more than 10,000 people with hearing or vision loss.

As we celebrate 160 years of RIDBC, read our feature stories

Arlo with her dad

Leading the way in hearing implants

RIDBC’s cochlear implant program is Australia’s largest, leading the way with hearing solutions for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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RIDBC has been supporting students with vision loss since 1869

Supporting people with vision loss

RIDBC supports children who are blind or have low vision. Irrespective of the service, RIDBC is here to help.
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RIDBC’s long history educating children started in 1860

RIDBC’s long history educating children

Since 1860 and still today, RIDBC has been making a difference in the lives of students with hearing or vision loss.
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Photo of the Ian Paul Auditorium at RIDBC filled with people watching a presentation

RIDBC Renwick Centre

The RIDBC Renwick Centre is leading the way in Australia for research and education in the fields of hearing and vision loss.
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Suzie with sons Oliver and Alec

Donors are the beating heart of RIDBC

RIDBC is underpinned by the generosity of the people, organisations and groups that support us, ensuring we can deliver vital services.
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A group of corporate volunteers from Abacus

Volunteers are the lifeblood of RIDBC

The hard work and dedication of our volunteers allow RIDBC to continue providing world class services to people with hearing or vision loss.
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