If you are about to graduate or if you are transferring to another University and wish to have a copy of the information in your file sent to a University Disability Service, please ensure that you request this before you leave. Such information might include medical evidence or educational psychologist's report.
Your request for release of information should be submitted in writing, signed by you, and should indicate the following:
- documents to be forwarded
- your date of birth
- student number
- Your current/last address
- Your signature
The Disability Service encourage and support research projects related directly to the needs of students with disabilities in Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. In order to ensure that research projects are well founded, ethical and have a clear benefit to the students who participate in them, please read the ds framework below;
The DS is aware that parents or guardians may have questions or concerns that they may wish to discuss with staff. However, Data Protection legislation requires Trinity to establish a policy with regard to any discussion between members of staff in the Disability Service and parents / guardians, in relation to individual students and their progress through Trinity. All students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, and the DS is required to have due regard for its legal obligations to protect the confidentiality of its relationship with the student.
FAQ on European Social Fund for Students with Disabilities and student welfare entitlements
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Trinity College Access Officer
As legislated for in the Disability Act 2005, the appointed Access Officer for Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, is Mr. Declan Treanor, Director, College Disability Service. He is available to help you with any queries that you might have or assistance you may require in relation to the accessibility of information and services provided by TCD. Declan can be contacted directly by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (00 353) 1 896 3475.
The University has appointed Inquiry Officers to process complaints that people with disabilities may have in relation to the services offered by Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. The Inquiry Officer will investigate a complaint and report their findings in writing to both the Provost and the complainant.
Ms. Helen Richardson,
Undergraduate Student Support Officer,
Senior Tutor’s Office,
Tel: 01 896 1095
Mr. Martin John McAndrew,
Postgraduate Student Support Officer,
Senior Tutor’s Office,
Tel: 01 896 1417
For Staff and Visitors to Trinity:
Ms. Victoria Butler
Trinity College Dublin,
Tel +353 1 896 4160
Useful Disability Websites
- TCD - The Listen, Speak, and Be Heard website offers information about effective communication for students and staff and suggests practical tips and technological supports to improve communication skills
- ABLEize has a dedicated section that covers disability resources for Ireland such as access and travel advice, sports, children's charities, Irish support groups, etc.
- AHEAD - This Irish voluntary organisation provides an excellent start for all students with disabilities in studying at the Third level. It has many useful links, publications, and general information.
- Skill - The British equivalent to Ahead provides useful information that is relevant to students studying in Ireland or considering studying in Britain.
- SCIPS - This project aimed to support academic staff to improve access to the curriculum for disabled students and this database aims to do just that. For the purposes of this project, ten subjects were chosen.
- Quest for Learning - This provides an e-learning module on Study skills for students with disabilities, an e-learning module on Disability awareness and inclusive education for teaching staff, a virtual support network for graduates with disabilities, guidelines for teaching staff on Open and Distance Learning (ODL) practices and the support needs of students with disabilities in ODL environments.
- The National Disability Authority - Under the Disability Act, the NDA reports on the achievement of these obligations across the public service.
- Re-adjust.co.uk - Reasonable adjustments in the workplace. The Re-Adjust initiative from Iansyst Ltd will offer employers structured solutions to enable their disabled staff to achieve a productive way of working. The Re-Adjust initiative for reasonable adjustments includes disability and Inclusion advice, workplace assessments, dyslexia management, software and computer technology, and ergonomic products - all backed up with training and support services from an established team.
- Disability Ireland maintains a list of disability-related organisations in Ireland.
Visual Impairment organisations
- HADD - Family Support Group for ADHD in Ireland: A resource for parents of children with ADHD in Ireland and the professionals who serve them.
- Aspire - Asperger Syndrome Association Of Ireland: Providing information and support for all affected by AS in Ireland.
- Arts & Dyslexia is a not-for-profit community arts group. It was established in 2009 by dyslexic adults for dyslexic adults. Its aim is to empower, enhance and develop the naturally creative and artistic talents of dyslexic adults in a fun and social environment. All levels of experience are encouraged to take part from the complete artistic beginner to the more experienced artist or photographer.