- Category: Welfare
- Published on Tuesday, 12 August 2008 11:39
For more info on access/disability please contact Maura Moore, Access/Disability Officer
The Access/Disability Officer co-ordinates the services available and provides information and advice on access 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 for prospective students, contact with the Access/Disability Officer is encouraged prior to entry.
Daily drop in support: information, advice and advocacy assistance, liaising with academic and administrative departments in addition to other student support services.
Financial assistance: Information and help with applying to the Student Assistance Fund, as well as information on other sources of funding and entitlements. Student Assistance Application forms are available from the Access Office and deadlines apply. The deadline for semester 2 of the academic year 2011/12 is:
17th February 2012
Payments from the Student Assistance Fund are dependent on funding being received.
Needs Assessments: Evaluation of students needs for the purpose of disability funding applications and supports
Disability Parking: If you require disability parking on campus, you must give a copy of your permit to the Access Officer
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 relevant documentation.