AHEAD Celebrates 25 years with 25 Graduate Stories
Publication now available!
25 years ago, the Association of Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD) was set up because students with disabilities were struggling with the basic academic activities of research and writing. Established by Professor John Kelly, Registrar of University College Dublin together with disabled students; AHEAD had a mission to raise awareness about the ability of students with disabilities and to work with the colleges to build an infra-structure of understanding and support of their different learning needs. Colleges of higher education have stepped up to the challenge and have set about changing the culture enabling students with disability to succeed.
2013 sees AHEAD celebrating 25 years and to mark it, we have gathered together the stories of 25 people with disabilities who graduated across the period of our existence. They are tales of people overcoming barriers to forge successful careers and reflected in this beautiful book including stunning photo portraits, is the story of a modernising Ireland and the blooming of AHEAD as strong and positive force in changing attitudes to students with disabilities in Ireland.