From the Bench to Centre Field: Marking 30 Years of Services to Students with Disabilities in UCD
UCD Access Symposium, 31st May 2018

The UCD Access Symposium was held on Thursday 31st May, 2018. This year's Symposium celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the University's supports for students with disabilities. It provided an opportunity to bring together all those working, researching, or simply interested in the area of Disability in UCD. It was also a chance to stimulate some productive and compelling conversations which we hope will spark future collaborations.

The Symposium was officially opened by the Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TD. Our inspirational guest speakers were Dr Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and UCD alumnus Dr Caroline Casey, founder of the Ability Awards and Binc.

We plan to publish the proceedings of the 2018 Symposium, which provides an opportunity for you to disseminate your work further. You can find the proceedings from last year's symposium available to download below.

Tina Lowe and Fiona Sweeney presenting at the 2018 UCD Access Symposium

UCD Access Symposium Proceedings 2017PDF|