Information for Academic Liaison Officers & Tutors
Each school appoints an academic liaison officer to liaise between the staff and disabled students within a school and the Disability Service. The role of the academic liaison officer includes:
- Circulation of needs Assessment Memos (LENS) to relevant staff within the school.
- Ensure that supports recommended within LENS Assessments are put in place at a Department/School level.
- To act as a local contact for students with disabilities.
A full list of all current ALOs for each academic area can be found by clicking on this link.
A guide to the Disability Service for Academic Liaison Officers and Tutors can be downloaded by clicking on this link. The booklet contains useful information on supporting students with disabilities, reasonable accommodations and registering with the Disability Service.
Trinity Inclusive Curriculum
The main way to support student's with disabilities is to follow inclusive teaching and assessment practices. The Trinity Inclusive Curriculum Website is an extensive resource with good practice guidelines that enable you to support all students. Often, one action (e.g. circulating notes in advance) can benefit many different student's for many different reasons. Academic staff can consider accessibility when designing curricula so as to lessen the need for future reasonable accommodations.
Further help on creating an inclusive learning environment is provided by the Trinity Inclusive Curriculum tool at: www.tictool.ie.
For more information on this tool please refer to the CAPSL website at: http://www.tcd.ie/CAPSL/TIC/evaluation/.