ACCESS AND DISABILITY SERVICE
In keeping with the College Mission Statement, which 'strives to promote equity in society and to provide an environment where all have freedom of opportunity to achieve their full potential,' the College endeavours to achieve equity of access to higher education for students from under-represented groups in third level, including socio-economically disadvantaged students, students with a disability, mature students, and specific minority groups. The Access/Disability Officer co-ordinates the services available and provides information and advice on Access & Disability issues.
Prospective students from under-represented groups in third level, including socioeconomically disadvantaged students, students with a disability, mature students, minority groups, are encouraged to contact the Access/Disability Officer to become familiar with the supports available.
The Access/Disability Officer co-ordinates the services available and provides information and advice on access issues.
The following supports are offered by the Access/Disability Office. It is important to note that the list is not exhaustive and other services and supports will be considered on an individual basis.
- Pre-Entry: Advice and information on Access routes for prospective students. Students are encouraged to contact the Access/Disability Officer prior to entry to become familiar with the supports available.
- Daily drop in support: information, advice and advocacy assistance, liaising with the academic and administrative departments in addition to other student support services.
- Financial assistance: Information on the Student Assistance Fund, assistance with applications (deadlines apply). For information on other sources of funding available see www.studentfinance.ie
- Needs Assessments: Evaluation of students needs for the purpose of disability funding applicaitons and supports.
- Disability Supports: Specialised computing facilities, Assistive Technology, Technological Aids and various Educational Supports.
- Special Accommodation for Exams: A request for accommodations for exams such as time allowances, smaller venue, etc. must be made to the Access Officer at least two weeks prior to the commencement of exams. Request forms are available from the Access Officer. Please note that all requests will need to be supported by the relevant documentation.
- Disability Parking: If you require disability parking on campus, you must give a copy of your permit to the Access Officer.
The Third level Access activity is funded by the Irish Government and part funded by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Investment operational programme 2007-2013
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