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22-4148-SUM-Assistive Technology -Students With Disabilities/Learning Difficulties

22-4148-SUM-Assistive Technology -Students With Disabilities/Learning Difficulties


Assistive Technology to Enable Success for

Students with Disabilities/Learning Difficulties

Deirdre Madden (Assistive Technology Outreach Co-ordinator with UCC’s Disability Support Service)

Monday July 4th to Friday July 8th inclusive ..   ..   ..   9.30am to 2.00pm each day

Educators are encountering more and more students in their classrooms with diagnosed learning difficulties/disabilities. More students with sensory and physical disabilities are being included in mainstream classrooms. For these learners the traditional textbooks, pen and paper and learning methods may not be effective.

Assistive technology can offer valuable alternatives to allow these students to:

·         access their curriculum more equitably

·         maximise their academic potential

·         maximise their independence in their school/homework

·         enhance access and transition to education and work opportunities after school

UCC’s Disability Support Service is delighted to work in partnership with the Cork Education Support Centre to present this course to support educators including and enabling students with disabilities/learning difficulties through the use of assistive technology and accessible learning materials.

This course will provide hands on training in a wide variety of assistive technologies to support the needs of students:

·         with specific literacy, reading and/or writing difficulties

·         with difficulties planning, organising and studying.

·         who are blind/visually impaired.

·         who are Deaf/hard of hearing.

·         who have a physical disability.

Building on IT skills acquired by teachers during lockdown, particular emphasis will be placed on technologies that are free or built into standard devices or commonly used software so that cost is not a barrier to empowering these students.

Participants will also become familiar with the principals of Universal Design for Learning that guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences.

“Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices to the training so they can install various free apps/programs and have them ready to use back in school”. 

Before booking your place on this course, please note the following:

  • All of our Summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. 
  • Course fees cannot be transferred to another teacher. 
  • In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.


Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 04-07-2022 9:30 am
Course End Date / Time 08-07-2022 2:00 pm
Capacity 12
Fee €50.00
Subsequent Dates July 5, 6, 7 and finishes July 8
Select Hours 20
Speaker Deirdre Madden
Course Format Face to Face
Location University College Cork
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Cork Education Support Centre


Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork



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