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Educational Assistive Technology Centre

Educational Assistive Technology Centre

 

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; 

  1. Presentations and Information Sessions

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:

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Accessibility
  • Any Assistive Technology

 

  1. Assistive Technology Assessment Services – Educational Only

We help to determine which AT would best suit a person’s educational needs. These assessments include:

  • Private consultation with individuals
  • Detailed demonstrations, trials, and implementation plans
  • Assistive Technology Assessment reports

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.

  1. Assistive Technology Training and Training Courses

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.

Training Courses:

  • UDL
  • Creating Accessible educational materials
  • AT Learning Difficulties
    • Read & Write Gold
    • Freeware for Windows
    • iPads & Apps
    • Google Workspace, Chrome & Chromebook Accessibility
    • Mind Mapping
    • Note Taking Solutions
    • Hardware
    • Executive Functioning & Organisation
  • Physical
    • Voice Recognition
    • Alternative Inputs supports
  • Hearing
    • Learning supports
    • Hardware
    • Freeware
  • Visual
    • Freeware Windows, MAC, Chrome
    • iPad & iPhone Accessibility
    • Magnification Software
    • Hardware
    • Screen Readers
    • Touch Typing

 

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