All students with a disability in UCD have the opportunity to receive supports. To receive these supports students are invited to register with UCD Access & Lifelong Learning. We have recently made some changes to the documents required to register for supports. You can find details on our UCD Evidence of Disability Form
Students already registered for support who have a query should either email email@example.com or attend on our our Disability Support - Drop In Sessions
Please note: if you require an Irish Sign Language Interpreter for an event or ad hoc session you will need to make this request at least two weeks in advance to give the best possible chance of sourcing an interpreter. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
DARE students and their parents/guardians can find our slides from our information sessionhere: DARE Parents Information Session Slides.
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You can register with the service at any time but it is best to register as early as possible so that any supports you require can be put in place without delay.
Follow these two steps to register:
- Make an appointment by e-mailing email@example.com.
- Provide supporting documentation. Required documents are listed on our UCD Evidence of Disability Form
All students who wish to register with UCD Access & Lifelong Learning for disability support will need to agree to and sign the UCD Code of Practice for Students with a Disability.
International students should note that the supports available through your home institutions may be different to those available in UCD. It is important to note that the extra time available to students with disabilities in timed exams in UCD is 10 minutes per hour.
At your Needs Assessments you will agree on a plan for your exam accommodations. These accommodations might include extra time (set at 10 minutes extra per hour), use of the alternative exam location on campus, use of a reader etc.
Students who require exam accommodations must register by week 6 of the current semester. Students who register after this date cannot be guaranteed their exam accommodations in the end of semester exams.
Checking to make sure you are still registered for exam supports:
To check whether you are still registered for exam supports please log on to SIS Web, go to the Registration, Fees & Assessment tab and click on 'My Exam Supports'. If no supports are listed please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. If you have been on a Leave of Absence or have changed course your supports may not have updated this year.
For more information, please see our Alternative Exam Arrangements Page.
At your Needs Assessments you will agree on a plan for your classroom accommodations. Examples of classroom accommodations used by students in UCD are:
- Permission to use Assistive Technology such as a recording device in lectures.
- Provision of an Irish Sign Language (ISL) Interpreter and/or Note Taker for Deaf students.
- Provision of required reading in an alternative format for Blind or visually impaired students.
- The student’s lecturer is made aware of their disability.
UCD Access & Lifelong Learning has prepared a selection of guides for students on how to manage particular disabilities in college. Click on the links to download guides on each of the following disabilities: