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Important notice for incoming undergraduates with disability.

 

Welcome to the University of Limerick, if you have accepted your offer from the University of Limerick, congratulations from the Disability Services team. If you indicated on your CAO form that you have a disability/learning difficulty, Disability Services would like to invite you to attend an information session on the Tuesday 3rd of September in the Kemmy Business School (room KBG 12) University of Limerick starting at 16.30 and ending at approx.18.30. The session will outline services for students with disability, it is important that you attend this session if you think you will require supports or if you are a DARE applicant. This is an opportunity for you to meet the Disability team and get to know the services available.

If you wish you can bring a parent, sibling or friend with you.

If you are a student with cystic fibrosis, please let us know as soon as possible.

Please call Disability Services on 061-213098 or email disabilityservices@ul.ie to confirm your attendance.

 

We look forward to meeting you.

 

Brenda S. Kennedy

Head of Disability Services

The C-Pen Exam Reader pen scanner is an electronic pen the uses text to speech to read aloud printed text. The C-Pen Exam Reader is an orange portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out aloud with an English human-like digital voice used instead of a human reader.

This device means students who have reading difficulties such as dyslexia can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions.  Students using the pen bring their own in-ear headphones to use with the reading pen via 3.5mm headphone socket. All students are given the opportunity to train on the reading pen prior to exams.

The reading pens have been used in UL for the last four years by first years through to postgraduate students. The reading pen is also available as a reasonable accommodation in the Leaving Cert resulting in more and more students entering college and university already trained on how to use the reading pen in exams.

Below is a very short video on the exam reader pen.

https://www.youtube.com/user/scanningpenshop/videos

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