DS Ethos: At the Trinity College Dublin Disability Service, we believe in empowering our disabled students and staff to reach their full potential. We are committed to providing a transformative and sustainable approach to support, where disabled individuals play an active role in developing essential life skills and planning their educational and professional journey. By working together, we aim to create an inclusive and accessible environment that fosters independence and success for all.

DS Mission: To create an accessible, transformational, educational environment in an interdependent University community and provide a platform for innovation and inclusion.

DS Vision: Engage the wider University community in empowering students with disabilities.

DS Values: Inclusive, Advocating, Collaborative, Inquisitive, Pioneering, Positive disruptors, Dynamic.

The Disability Service Journey

The Disability Service (DS) has two principle functions, firstly is to provide support to Trinity’s disabled community (which comprises students and staff, and indirectly; visitors) and to recommend policy and procedural changes as required. Secondly, DS ensures Trinity is compliant with the Disability Act 2005 and other relevant legislation and codes of practice. The DS has evolved and developed since the last quality review in 2005, this evolution and description of the functions are outlined below.

Trinity Disability Service Journey 1995 to 2022 (PDF)