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Lightning Session

Each presentation during the Lightning Session will be six minutes, using a maximum of six slides. These rapid fire presentations will serve as a great introduction to projects, resources and approaches to inclusive education design across the sector.  

Discover AT - giving students agency through self guided assistive technology exploration

For many, the venture into assistive technology can be a big step so our eLearning and Digital Media Officer Trevor Boland, who comes from an AT Officer background, worked with staff and students to develop this new tool called 'Discover AT'. The tool demystifies assistive technology by simply requires you to answer 3 questions and matching users with the ideal apps or resources for their needs. 

AHEAD’s Discover your AT tool - Discover your Assistive Technology - AHEAD 

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Trevor Boland

eLearning and Digital Officer, AHEAD

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How to use virtual reality in VET, for teachers & trainers, in particular with SEN students

This presentation is promoting an International module supported by Cork ETB with Erasmus Plus and European partners giving teachers the skills needed to identify and train SEN students who would benefit from the use of virtual reality to engage in Web Based Learning (WBL) in a Vocational Educational Training setting.

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Ann Burns

Cork Education and Training Board (CETB)

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Siobhan Nolan

Cork Education and Training Board (CETB)

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A review of The Prepare Entry Guide - a resource developed for students with autism new to higher education

Munster Technological University Disability Support Service Transition Programme developed The Prepare Entry Guide to support students with autism as they enter higher education, especially around communication. This guide was designed using autistic design guidelines,  and its effectiveness was then reviewed by the SOAR Project. 

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Dr Rebekah Brennan

University College Cork

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Julie O'Donovan

Munster Technology University Cork campus

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Trinity Disability Service Neurodivergent Project

The Trinity Disability Service Neurodivergent Project aims to develop supports and resources to enhance the university experience for neurodivergent students. The project targets developments across areas including individual disability support pathways, student transitions from pre-entry to post-exit, and addressing environmental barriers to student engagement. 

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Clare Malone

Occupational Therapist & Disability Officer, Trinity Disability Service

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