What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology (AT), provides helpful information and support about how you can make use of technology and adapt it to your study needs. Assistive Technology is defined as "any use of technology that helps you perform a task more easily".
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.
Getting started with Assistive Technology in Trinity
Assistive Technology Masterclass Sessions
Throughout the first semester are service will be running a series of Assistive Technology Masterclass Sessions which porvides information and support on the most commonly used technologies to get you up and running with your technology needs.
The sessions will be 20-25mins max in duration and will run every Wednesday between 1.05pm-1.30pm.
If you have never used assistive technology before take a quick look at these great tools available to you which can support you in your studies:
Other Assistive technology tools available to students within Trinity
Below is a list of Assistive Technologies available to Trinity students:
How can I get help with Assistive Technology in Trinity?
Meeting with the Assistive Technology Officer
If you feel you have specific requirements in your use of Assistive Technology you can ask your Disability Officer to make appointment with our Assistive Technology officer, Andrew Costello, to ensure that the technology matches your study needs and environment.
For more information about the assessment process, and how to make an appointment please click on this link.
In addition please review the monthly Disability sway communication which is sent directly to your TCD inbox with further support and viseos on this area.