AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


Welcome Aboard the Ally Ship!


Ahoy there, welcome on board the Ally Ship! Here you’ll find lots of tools you can use to make your journey to accessibility a smooth one. Throughout this web platform, you’ll find lots of useful information to support students with disabilities/disabled students within your work, whoever you may be – USI staff, an SU Officer, a Club and Society Committee Member, Class Rep or general student. Whether you are looking for tips on making your events more accessible, wanting to know more about how to react to someone disclosing or looking to understand more about the importance of language and disability, you’ll find everything you need to become a better ally here.

We are currently expanding our Ally Ship to include more content (especially within Accessible Comms and a new section, Resources, coming soon). If you have any material you would like to see included in the updates, please get in touch with us with your suggestions and requests. We are also in the process of making our current information available in more formats - as documents, videos and quizzes.  Overall any comment (especially feedback from those using it) are welcome to go to laocin.brennan@ahead.ie, where Laocín will gladly get in touch as the changes are implemented. 

If you are looking to arrange some additional training to make sure you’ve got your sea legs – get in touch! Send an email to our Student and Graduate Engagement Officer at hannah.kelly@ahead.ie.


Creating Inclusive Environments in Education and Employment for People with Disabilities

East Hall, UCD, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin.
T +353 1 592 1467 E ahead@ahead.ie W www.ahead.ie RCN 20025182