The Royal West Australian Institute for the Blind (RIB) was established in 1895 as the WA Industrial School for the Blind in Maylands. It was run by a private committee of 'subscribers' who supported the Institute financially. Children lived and went to school at the Institute and there was also a workshop and living quarters for adults who were blind. Over the years, the residential program changed. In 2001, the RIB merged with the WA Deaf-Blind Association to become Senses Foundation Inc.
1895 - 2001 Royal West Australian Institute for the Blind
2001 - Senses Foundation Inc.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Our 120 year history at a glance', in 120 years Senses Australia website, Senses Foundation, 2013, https://web.archive.org/web/20180427120218/https://www.senses.org.au/about-us/our-history/.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 22 April 2013, Last modified: 23 June 2014