The Educational Assistive Technology Centre (EATC) at the University of Limerick is dedicated to supporting students, staff and parents of the University, other third-level institutions, secondary, and primary schools with assistive technology services.
Our mission is to research, develop and champion inclusive digital practice in education. The centre’s approach is underpinned by the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and delivered through best practices in digital accessibility & Assistive Technology (AT).
Some of the services that are available to students, educators, parents and organisations who are external to the University include;
On request, we can schedule a presentation or information session on Assistive Technology (AT) for groups including, schools, parents, teachers, SNA’s, education professionals, companies, or private organisations.
These sessions can cover all aspects of AT for education, including but not limited to:
We help to determine which AT would best suit a person’s educational needs. These assessments include:
Currently the Assessment Service is limited to students who are categorised has high needs, such as vision or hearing loss or physical or multiple disabilities, and to students in the mid-west region.
EATC has developed numerous assistive technology courses and are available on request, some are listed below, courses can also be tailored to training needs. Alternatively, EATC runs Assistive Technology Training courses through local education centres and other charities and organisations for teachers and staff. Finally, EATC runs summer training programs for students with learning difficulties, to sign up for these courses please email the contact below.