Disability Support

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We work hard to support students with disabilities, and are passionate about creating a third level community which is accessible and inclusive to all people with disabilities.

The Curve is a resource and catalyst for this inclusion, providing technical learning assistance, examination support and personal support for students with physical, sensory or multiple disability. Our support structure also assists students with specific learning difficulties in need of specialist support.

Services are based on assessment of need and availability of resources. To find out more, contact Roisin by e-mail or call +353 (0)74 918 6172 as early in advance of commencing a course or as early as possible in the academic year.

How to Register

There are three steps to register with the Learning Support Unit:

  1. Evidence of disability: Provide the appropriate documentation for proof of your disability. Please download Proof of Disability form here.
  2. Make contact with the Disability Officer: You should make an appointment to meet with the Disability Officer, Roisin Mc Cormack and bring any relevant documentation. At this stage you will be asked to fill in a registration form.
  3. Attend your Needs Assessment appointment: A Needs Assessment will determine the type of supports you may need in college. It will involve an informal discussion about the types of supports you previously obtained and what specific supports may be required throughout your time in LYIT.

Additional Supports

Additional Supports available (which are funded through the Fund for Students with Disabilities) may include: 

  • Learning Support
  • Personal Assistants
  • Exam Supports
  • Note Takers
  • Targeted Transport
  • Additional Tuition
  • Assistive Technology
  • Campus Orientation
  • Photocopying/Printing

The Curve at LYIT takes your privacy seriously. It is important that you know what we do with personal information that you and others provide to us, why we gather it and what it means to you.  Please read our Privacy Notice here for more details.

Contact

Roisin Mc Cormack 
Disability Officer
T: 074 918 6172 
E: roisin.mccormack@lyit.ie