Vision story Archives - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

Mia’s story a work of art


Mia Armsworth is a passionate artist and now winner of the RIDBC Dr Frederick Gregory-Roberts prize, awarded to a student assisted by RIDBC School Support Service (Vision Impairment) for outstanding performance in the HSC. “It was a really great experience to win the prize, I definitely wasn’t expecting it!” she says excitedly. Mia’s success doesn’t…

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Oliver wins gold

Oliver with his mum, Melissa

11-Year-Old Oliver is preparing for his transition to high school, with support from RIDBC Remote Services, 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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Being Dad: Eric and Sora

Eric with his daughter Sora, who has vision impairment.

Seventeen-month old Sora loves music; give her a drum or a toy piano, and she will be in her element, or play a beat, and she’ll dance. Her talents don’t stop at music, either. Sora, whose name means ‘sky’ in Japanese, is learning both English and Japanese, languages that are used in her family –…

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