ConnectAbility is a project around supporting staff with disabilities in the workplace in relation to disclosing a disability and seeking a reasonable accommodation. This was an intervarsity project across the 7 Universities which involved engaging with staff through a survey (10% response rate in UCD) and focus group, and an audit of policies and procedures.
The outputs of the current state analysis are being used to map out processes for disclosing a disability and requesting a reasonable accommodation, and to develop supporting documentation.
Staff Assistive Technology Support
UCD Access & Lifelong Learning in collaboration with UCD IT Services have established an IT Accessibility Pilot Project, to explore ways of creating awareness of Assistive Technology for staff in UCD and how it can assist UCD staff in their work.
Campus Accessibility is about the creation of a campus that can be used by everybody, irrespective of ability or disability. The Campus Accessibility Officer oversees action plans to incorporate accessibility to buildings and services in line with best practice in universal access and design. Please click here for further information: http://www.ucd.ie/all/about/campusaccessibility/
Staff Disability Network
A Staff Disability Network has been established with the aim of bringing together staff with disabilities and those with an interest in disabilities, in a relaxed and confidential forum. The network will also act as a source of peer support in the workplace and promote disability equality and inclusion for staff through consultation on the University’s plans, strategies and policies.
Please refer to the following website for further information: http://www.ucd.ie/staffdisabilitynetwork/