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Andrew Costello - Assistive Technology/ Disability Officer

Biography: Andrew has been working with the service since January 2008 gaining experience in a wide area of Assistive Technology devices and inclusive software. Assistive Technology is a broad field, ranging from the use of very simple technology - for example, your mobile phone or e-mail - to very complex technology, such as use of voice recognition software or technology that will read aloud information from your computer screen. Andrew is also the services system manager with responsibility for the delivery and maintenance of all current Disability IT systems such of the Disability area of the my.tcd.ie portal (SITS) and student infoatmion desk portal (SID). Andrew has also worked in the private IT sector for 4 years gaining experience in a range of IT issues from desktop to server support.

Andrew has also completed a MSc in Computing (Universal Design and Assistive Technology) at Dublin Institute of Technology and has completed research into the barriers to a successful transition of Assistive technology supports from an educational to a working environment. Andrew has also completed his BA in Management and Information Systems from Liverpool John Moores University and completed study from the British occupational hygiene society in Ergonomics essentials.