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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is any piece of software or equipment that helps a student to become a more independent learner and supports the student in achieving their full potential. 

There are currently 13 computers in the Assistive Technology Service.  A scanner is available to scan in notes and handouts. It has a wide range of software such as Read, Write Gold, Inspiration mind mapping, and various equipment. The Assistive Technology officer carries out assessments with the students to determine the best software or equipment that can support their academic studies, once the student has registered with the DSS. The AT Officer also provides information, training and workshops to the DSS students and outreach sessions to parents, children and schools.

Read Write Gold is also available on open computer labs across the Bishopstown, Crawford, School of Music and NMCI campuses.


AT You Tube Channel

Check out the AT YouTube channel for helpful videos and guides on the different assistive tehcnology software


AT Service Opening Hours

Students registered with the DSS can use their student card to access the AT Service computer lab for studying as well as access to computers and printing during the hours the Student Centre is open.

The Assistive Technology Officer is usually available:

Monday – Friday 9.00am –1.00pm and 2.00- 5.00pm

Contact Details: 

Mark Burleigh, Assistive Technology Officer

021 433 5125

Assistive Technology Service, Ground Floor, (beside the Bank of Ireland) Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown campus