Assistive Technology to Enable Success for Students With Disabilities/Learning Difficulties

Course description

UCC’s Assistive Technology Lab

(Ground Floor of the Boole Library, UCC)


Assistive Technology to Enable Success for

Students with Disabilities/Learning Difficulties

Deirdre Madden (Assistive Technology Outreach Co-ordinator with UCC’s Disability Support Service)


Educators are encountering more and more students in their classrooms with diagnosed learning difficulties/disabilities. More students with sensory and physical disabilities are being included in mainstream classrooms. For these learners the traditional textbooks, pen and paper and learning methods may not work. Assistive technology can offer effective alternatives to allow these students to:

  • Access their curriculum more equitably
  • Maximise their academic potential
  • Maximise their independence in their school/homework
  • Enhance access and transition to education and work opportunities after school


UCC’s Disability Support Service is delighted to work in partnership with the Cork Education Support Centre to present this course to support educators including and enabling students with disabilities/learning difficulties through the use of assistive technology.


This course will provide hands on training in a wide variety of commercial and free assistive technologies to support the needs of students:

  • With specific learning difficulties (like dyslexia, dyspraxia)
  • Who are blind/visually impaired
  • Who are Deaf/hard of hearing
  • Who have a physical disability


Participants will also become familiar with the principals of Universal Design for Learning that guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences. The basic IT skills required for students to make the most of their assistive technology will also be covered.



Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:


All our summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.


In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.


Category Summer Courses
Date Monday 02 July 2018 - Friday 06 July 2018
Time 9.30 to 14.00
Presenters Deirdre Madden AT Technology Outreach Co-ordinator, UCC
Code 18-322 lc sc
Fee €50.00
Venue University College Cork, Cork

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