How to Register with the Disability Service
Registration with the Disability Service can be broken down into 11 easy steps and most of it takes place online at my.tcd.ie portal which is where you can also complete your registration to your chosen course and see your course timetable and exam timetables. Please note if you have already registered with the Disability Service in previous academic years there is no need to re-register.
To meet Semester 1 examination deadlines set for the 28th September 2018 and to assist students who are having difficulties registering online - students can register with assistance from Staff in the Disability Service by calling to the DS Solutions Drop-In.
Steps to complete your registration with the Disability Service
- Step 1- Go online and logon to my.tcd.ie by entering your Trinity student username and password.
- Step 2- Click on ‘My Disability Service’ Tab located on the top navigation bar and click on ‘Disability Service Registration Application'.
- Step 3- Read the instructions on the Welcome Page.
- Step 4- Select your Primary and Secondary Disability from the drop down Menu and add your support requirements.
- Step 5- Read and agree to the Trinity Reasonable accommodation policy and Consent to disclose disability form.
- Step 6 - Read the support routes available to you.
- Step 7 - Choose yes or no to receiving exam accommodations.
- Step 8- Select your Evidence of Disability to upload.
- Step 9- Upload your Evidence of Disability.
- Step 10- Finish the registration process by clicking the submit option.
- Step 11- A member of the DS will be in contact with you to arrange an appointment.
Step 1 - Log onto My.tcd.ie
Firstly, go online via a web browser and in the address box please enter my.tcd.ie.
Log in with your Trinity username and password; these are the same details you were given to complete your Trinity course registration.
Step 2 - Click on My Disability Service to start registration
Once you access my.tcd.ie, click on the ‘My Disability Service’ Tab on the top of the screen under the Menu. You will be brought to the Disability Service Registration Application page to start your online registration process.
Step 3 - Read the instructions on the Welcome Page
Click on the link called: ‘Disability Service Registration Application'. You will be presented with information in relation to your online registration application. Read the information provided and then click on the ‘Proceed’ button to continue with your registration application.
Step 4 - Select your Disability Category & support requirements
You will be asked to indicate your primary disability that relates to your registration with the Disability Service.
You will be provided with a dropdown menu of 12 categories and you will be asked to select the disability that applies to you and that impacts on you the most. If you have a secondary disability, please select the category from the second drop down menu under Secondary Disability. This may not apply to you as you may only have one disability, and if so select ‘None’. If you have more than two disabilities, indicate the two that impact on you the most.
In addition, supply a brief note (max 500 characters) in the text box to describe your disability support requirements and click on the ‘Continue’ button.
Step 5 - Trinity Reasonable accommodation policy and Consent to disclose disability form
The Reasonable Accommodation Policy outlines your rights and responsibilities as a student with a disability in availing of the supports provided by the Disability Service in Trinity. It is an important document, to read the Trinity Reasonable Accommodation Policy in full you should click on this link.
The next step requires you to read and agree to ‘Trinity Consent to Disclose Disability Information form’. This consent to disclose disability information form explains how we manage your information.
Once you have read the ‘Trinity Consent to Disclose Disability Information form’ you need to confirm that you have read it and whether you agree to it. Tick ‘Yes’, if you have fully read it and agree to the points outlined within this document.
It is important to be aware that if you do not agree to the points outlined within the Trinity Consent to Disclose Disability Information form, then you will be unable to contiune with the registration process and fully register with the Disability Service. This will delay your application to receive Reasonable Accommodations.
If you have queries about the Trinity Consent to Disclose Disability Information form, please contact a member of the Disability Service staff for more information.
Step 6 - Supports Required
Read the text within the portal to be aware of the two support routes available to students and click ‘next’.
Step 7 - Exam Accommodations
Choose ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the dropdown menu to receiving exam accommodations and then click ‘next’.Please be aware of the deadlines for each semester and reassessment period for the application and updating of exam accomadations.
Step 8 - Select your Evidence of Disability to upload
You are required to upload your Evidence of Disability at this stage. You must select the type of evidence of disability that you are uploading from the drop down menu at the bottom of the page.
Please be advised to check what evidence of disability applies to you by clicking on this link. For example, if you are registering with a mental health difficulty, depression, or anxiety etc., you need to upload evidence from a Psychiatrist outlining your disability.
If you have a Specific Learning Difficulty such as dyslexia, you need to upload a copy of your most recent Educational Psychology report clearly stating you have a specific learning difficulty. For all DARE students, please upload the evidence you submitted to the CAO or a copy of your DARE eligibility letter.
If you do not have appropriate evidence of your disability you should forward the evidence of disability form to your medical consultant / specialist to be completed.
Once you have selected the evidence of disability to upload, then click ‘Proceed to Upload Document’.
Step 9 - Upload your Evidence of Disability
Upload your evidence of Disability, by clicking on the ‘Browse’ button and search for the file on your computer. (Please be advised that your evidence should be scanned and saved as one document prior to upload). Then click on the ‘Upload File’ button. You will then be informed of the upload. If you have more documents to upload, select ‘Upload another Document’ and follow the same process.
This link also has useful information re apps that can provide tech support.
Step 10 - Submit Registration Application
To finish your Disability Service Registration Application, please click on the 'Submit Application' button.
Step 11 -Await Contact from the Disability Service
Your disability service registration application is now complete and all you need to do is wait to hear from a member of the Disability Service who will be in contact with you to arrange an appointment to finalise your registration and to arrange Reasonable Accommodations with you.
You will receive an intray message into your my.tcd.ie portal to confirm you have completed all the steps required.
You should also read our Student Handbook and familiarise yourself with the range of supports provided via the Disability Service.