dAp Dots

A recent research project undertaken by Tricia found that Braille reading fluency of 73 students around Australia and New Zealand was up to 4-5 years behind that of their sighted peers.

dAp Dots was created to make the purchasing of Braille books for Braille reading infants easier. Braille books are rarely, if ever, available at book stores or local libraries.


If you are not satisfied with any of the books, please contact us at any time for a refund.


Tactile Graphics

Professor Don Parkes University of Newcastle, Saint Lucy’s School, Kathy Freeman, Deb d’Apice

I do like it

Dianne Hooke, Robert d’Apice, Saint Lucy’s School

Learning Media Profile                                                                                

Michelle Knight, Frances Gentle, RIDBC

Early Contractions

Josie Howse, International Order of Odd Fellows Sydney, Premier’s Teacher’s Scholarship NSW, Sue Silveira, RIDBC, Sam Boswell, Nikhil D’Souza, Carla Silveira

3D printing

RIDBC, Sam Boswell, Nikhil D’Souza

Premier’s Teacher Scholarship


Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is Australia’s largest non-government provider of education, therapy and cochlear implant services for children and adults with vision or hearing loss, their families, and the professionals who support them.

The range of specialist services available at RIDBC is unique in Australia and benefits thousands of children, adults, families and professionals each year.

These services are delivered by a broad group of highly qualified professionals including teachers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, audiologists, orthoptists, psychologists, social workers, technology consultants, physiotherapists, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeons and more. Using in-person sessions combined with modern technology, RIDBC connects children, adults and families across Australia to the expert education, therapy, cochlear implant, and vision or hearing support services they need.

As a charity, RIDBC relies significantly on fundraising and community support to continue to make a difference in the lives of people with vision or hearing loss.

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