RegistrationThe student registers online with the Disability Service.
Based on appropriate evidence of a disability and information obtained from the student on the impact of their disability and their academic course requirements, the Disability Staff member will identify supports designed to meet the student’s disability support needs. Reasonable Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through a Needs Assessment. This is carried out by a suitably qualified staff member in the Disability Service. A Needs Assessment takes into account the nature of the disability, course requirements, and individual differences. The agreed Reasonable Accommodations are reported in the Learning Educational Needs Summary (LENS). For more information on the Trinity Needs Assessment please click here. Students preparing for a Needs Assessment are encouraged to consult our 'Preparing for a Needs Assessment' page.
Following the Needs Assessment, the student’s Disability Officer prepares an individual Learning Educational Needs Summary (LENS) detailing the Reasonable Accommodations to be implemented. The information outlined in the LENS is communicated to the relevant School via the student record in SITS.
Students with disabilities on professional courses may require additional disability support on placement. Following the Needs Assessment, the student’s Disability Officer prepares an individual Professional Learning Educational Needs Summary (PLENS) detailing the Reasonable Accommodations to be implemented.Please find an example of a sample LENS report here.
LENS = Disability Passport in Trinity
- University’s Data Protection Policy. The University cannot pass on personal or sensitive information without the student’s written permission. When the student registers with the Disability Service (DS), they are asked to sign a ‘Consent to disclose form’ allowing DS to review and store disability documentation provided by the student to confirm eligibility to register for disability supports. Further levels of disclosure will be required for implementation of reasonable accommodations and these will be explained at the Needs Assessment meeting.
- University's Data Protection Officer.