The Royal Institute For Deaf and Blind Children celebrates 160 years of service

Teacher with a blind or low vision child


In 1860 Thomas Pattinson, a deaf migrant from Scotland, opened the first school for deaf children in Australia, which would eventually become the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. RIDBC supports children who are blind or have low vision, conducting vision assessments, providing support for assistive technology, offering critical intervention therapy and delivering remote services via tele practice. Enjoy the feature stories celebrating this significant milestone.