Alice’s Shoe

Posted on December 21, 2023 in Latest News and Information
Alice's Shoe book cover

Image: Alice’s Shoe book cover

The team at SensesWA, as part of Deafblind Information Australia, was delighted to be involved in assisting author, Julie Thorndkye with content for the beautifully written and illustrated children’s book, Alice’s Shoe.

The book tells the story of Alice Betteridge. A country child, Alice ran barefoot … she refused to wear shoes. After losing her sight and hearing through illness, Alice slowly recovered and became the first deafblind person in Australia to be educated. Her hated shoe was Alice’s first connection with the world of language as she learnt to sign and read and write in braille.

We are very excited to receive our first copy of this charming book and share with you a few of the pages in these images.
The book is available to purchase from MidnightSun Publishing and other booksellers across Australia.

Alice s Shoe book showing the Deafblind Alphabet

Image: Alice’s Shoe book showing the Deafblind Alphabet

SensesWA have many therapies and supports that can assist with maximising your vision. One of these include our Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist.

If you or someone you know would like assistance to maximise their vision our experienced team is here to assist, talk to us today.

Call 1300 111 881 or email