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Students with Disabilities

Over the past number of years, the Careers Advisory Service and the Disability Service within Trinity have engaged with hundreds of students with disabilities in the transition from college to the workplace.  We can provide advice in areas such as disclosure of a disability, reasonable accommodation in the workplace, assistive technology, equality legislation and managing your work role.  

We hope that the resources outlined below are useful but please feel free to raise any disability related issues with us that you want to discuss, either by approaching a Careers Consultant at an event, when you are booking an appointment with a Careers Consultant, or within a meeting.

Students registered with the Disability Service can also email their contact within the service, or the careers lead within the Disability Service, Kieran Lewis at klewis@tcd.ie.   

Please follow the quick links below for disability related information on our websites and for a list of supports available.


Useful Resources

  1. Identifying disability-friendly employer
  2. Disclosing a Disability
  3. Reasonable Accommodation in the workplace - https://www.tcd.ie/disability/career/advice/RA.php
  4. Workplace Legislation - https://www.ahead.ie/legislation-work
  5. Building your Graduate Attributes  - Pebblepad ePortfolio System

 

Supports Available

  1. Careers Bootcamp - http://www.tcd.ie/Careers/events/workshops.php
  2. Careers Consultant - http://www.tcd.ie/Careers/contact/contact_us_students.php
  3. Occupational Therapy within the Disability Service - https://www.tcd.ie/disability/services/OT/Work.php
  4. Professional Placement Planning - https://www.tcd.ie/disability/services/placement-planning.php
  5. Assistive Technology in the Workplace - https://www.tcd.ie/disability/career/support/AT.php

 

Identifying Disability-friendly Employers

Many employers are positive about recruiting people with disabilities. There are also organisations to support graduates with disabilities in the transition to work.  Outlined below are some tips on identifying disability –friendly employers:

  1. Check the employer’s own content on their website.
  2. Check which employers have connected into various disability organisations and resources
  3. Check the media for organisations who have won awards for diversity such as the GradIreland Graduate Recruitment Awards.
  4. Go to employer events and ask about diversity.
  5. Read the views of graduates and interns on various employers on sites such as Gradireland Inside Buzz 
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