I Work in Education
Students with disabilities now make up more than 5% of the student population in higher education and that figure is likely to be higher in the further education sector so it's safe to say that whether you work in the academic department, examinations office or disability service, you are encountering students with disabilities on a day to day basis.
All college staff are responsible for ensuring that their service, or in the case of academics their curriculum delivery, is accessible to all students, including students with disabilities.
This section provides information on supporting students with disabilities in third level education, from disability support services providing reasonable accommodations to academics looking to implement inclusive teaching and learning strategies and provide notes in accessible formats.
Monday 02 January 2023 5 Free Online Courses on ARK - Accessibility Resources and Know-How!
A new resource by AHEAD that aims to develop digital awareness across a whole Institution with courses and resources.
Thursday 02 November 2017 Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.
Wednesday 25 July 2018 Road Map for Disability Support in Higher Education in Ireland
The Road Map series outlines a vision for inclusive education based on universal design for learning principles and provides the research, tools and resources to implement this vision.
Tuesday 11 May 2021 AT Hive - An Assistive Technology Resource
Welcome to 'AT Hive' - an Assistive Technology (AT) resource that aims to raise awareness about AT and to also guide people through the wide range of AT that is available today.
Disability Supports & Services
Explore the the role of the disability office and see the types of support that your institution can offer students with disabilities.
An introduction to of a number of key pieces of legislation affecting the rights and delivery of services to people with disabilities.
Creating Accessible Documents
Get guidance on ways to create documents that are more accessible to users with disabilities, especially those using assistive technology.
Inclusive Teaching Strategies
Explore teaching strategies which help to ensure all students are included in the learning environment.
Friday 09 October 2015 Video: Students on Teaching & Learning
We got the views of Irish students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties on teaching, learning and assessment and how educators can tweak their practice to help all students to learn.
Thursday 08 September 2022 AHEAD Start - Starting in January
Our blended learning training course for staff exploring how to support students with disabilities in college. Discounted for AHEAD Members.