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News

RSB Music Scholarship – apply now!

29 July 2014
Do you have a passion for music? Are you blind or vision impaired?

Your Guide to Disability brochure launched

21 July 2014
The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) which consists of Disability SA, Disability and Domiciliary Care Services, Housing SA, and Youth Justice has recently released a “Guide to Services” brochure outlining its vision and objectives.

RSB Employment Services share their knowledge

18 July 2014
The RSB on behalf of the World Blind Union – Asia Pacific Employment, Economic and Empowerment Committee (WBU – APEEEC) sent RSB Employment Consultant, Brian Dibbins to Malaysia last month where he headed up a job-readiness program.

Enjoy a great night out and help the RSB

10 July 2014
Help raise the $25,000 it costs the RSB to breed, raise and train each RSB Guide Dog by attending the 2014 Merdeka Gala Dinner on Saturday, 23 August.

Donation takes RSB clients into the digital age!

09 July 2014
RSB clients living in SA’s South East have benefited from the RSB’s purchase of six Kindle Paper E-book Readers which is thanks to a generous donation by the Stand Like Stone Foundation.

Lin Huddleston helps out RSB Guide Dogs

09 July 2014
The Lin Huddleston Charitable Foundation has helped future RSB Guide Dogs by making another generous donation to the RSB Guide Dog Service Training and Enrichment Area.

Adaptive Technology Centre benefit thanks to Honda Foundation

09 July 2014
Thanks to a donation by the Honda Foundation, the RSB Adaptive Technology Centre has been able to purchase an electric portable magnifier and case.

Funding allows RSB to undertake vital safety project

09 July 2014
Safety for people who are blind or vision impaired will soon be increased thanks to funding secured from the SGIC’s Emergency Readiness and Response fund for the provision of information in a range of alternative formats to help in emergency situations.

Australia signs the Marrakesh Treaty

09 July 2014
Australians who are blind or vision impaired are set to benefit from the recently signed Marrakesh Treaty, which will provide people with low vision a significantly increased choice of books to read.

New referral points for the RSB

03 July 2014
The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) has streamlined its referral process, making it easier than ever for Australians who are blind or vision impaired to be directed to the relevant pathway to receive individualised services and support.

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NDIS News

New ages in effect for NDIS services in SA

16 July 2014
As of 1 July 2014, the age restrictions in South Australia for accessible services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have expanded to now include children up to the ages of 13.

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Media Releases

Blindness services merge to meet client need in ACT

23 July 2014
The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) and Canberra Blind Society (CBS) formally announce their partnership with an official opening on 25 July.

Blindness services launch in Hunter

23 July 2014
Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) staff, supporters, clients and local MPs will gather next week to celebrate the official opening of the RSB’s Hunter Region office.

Pups in Parliament to celebrate 130 years!

02 July 2014
The RSB Guide Dogs will meet with parliament today at a special morning tea to celebrate 130 years of service.

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