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AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability

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Disability Supports & Services

Most third level institutions now provide a number of support services to students with disabilities through the Disability / Access Service. Staff numbers in these services can range from a single designated person in small colleges to large teams in the big universities.

The main role of these services is to support students with disabilities and ensure they can participate fully in all aspects of student life as well as to help minimise the impact of their disability on their learning. In this section, we’ve gathered together some useful information for staff new to the area covering the role of the services, and the different types of supports and assistive technology available to students with disabilities.