The main aim of the assistive technology outreach programme is to increase the utilisation of assistive technology supports by students with disabilities in their education. Furthermore, to increase the awareness of assistive technology supports to educational professionals (schools, teachers, educational psychologists, etc.) and the student support network (family members etc.).
A specific goal within this aim is to target students with disabilities with visual, hearing and physical disabilities as a priority and develop initiatives to increase the numbers of students with disabilities in these groups attending third level education.
The assistive technology outreach programme will achieve this through completing assistive technology information sessions each calendar year (see events), through the completion of school visits (on request) and the assistive technology summer training programmes, as well as providing assistive technology assessments and supports.
EATC will also continue to support the Shannon consortium partners including Limerick Institute of Technology, Mary Immaculate College Limerick & Institute of Technology Tralee and develop new HEI customers & partnerships in the mid-west region.
To request an assistive technology information session, assessment, group training or support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note assistive technology assessments can be accommodated for the target groups only, students with visual, hearing or physical disabilities. Students with specific learning difficulties due to the large numbers in this group will be accommodated through our assistive technology information sessions and group training programmes.