|www.ahead.ie||AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability is an independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to and participation in third level education for students with disabilities in Ireland.
DARE - Disability Access Route to Education
The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a supplementary admissions scheme for school leavers with disabilities which operates on a reduced points basis. DARE has been established by a number of higher education institutions as clear evidence shows that disability can have a negative impact on educational attainment at school and progression to higher education.
School leavers who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in higher education but who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of a disability.
|www.gateway2at.org||This is the Gateway site: Guidance for Assistive Technology in Education and Workplace Advancing Young People with Disabilities.
Established in 2007, the Downtown Centre is an access, guidance and support centre for adults (aged 18+) who are interested in progressing to higher education. Situated in Limerick City Centre, it is a joint initiative of the Shannon Consortium Partners:
- University of Limerick (UL)
- Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
- Mary Immaculate College (MIC)
- The Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT)
The City of Limerick VEC, County Limerick VEC and the PAUL Partnership are also members of the Centre’s Steering Committee and support the work of the Centre. The City of Limerick VEC Adult Education Service is a delivery partner of the Shannon Consortium for its Certificate in General Studies.
|www.ul.ie||This is the University of Limerick disability access section.|
|www.lit.ie||This is the Limerick Institute of Technology disability access section.|
|www.mic.ul.ie||This is the Mary Immaculate College disability access section.|
|www.nuigalway.ie||This is the NUI Galway disability access section.|
|www.tippinst.ie||This is the Tipperary Institute disability access section.|
|www.qualifax.ie||Qualifax is the National Learners' Database which provides "comprehensive information on further and higher education and training programmes. QualifaX ensures that you have all the information you need to make informed choices about your education, training and career paths. This includes details of how qualifications are recognised through the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)."
More to come on access, assistive technology and so on...