Disability Support Service

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Students and Parents- schedule for upcoming online Assistive Technology training sessions- Semester One

Training in Assistive Technology for STUDENTS Who Learn Differently  

UCC’s Disability Support Service offers training sessions for second level students (and their parents). 

This programme is aimed at students in secondary school, but we include students from 5th and 6th class in order to support their transition to secondary. It is essential that a parent/guardian is with any 5th/6th class students participating in the training.  

All parents are very welcome to participate in the training as parents are then better informed about the AT and can encourage and support its use for homework. 

This training is relevant to students who may struggle with schoolwork due to: 

> literacy difficulties  

>low stamina/energy levels  

>physical difficulties 

>visual impairment  

>being Deaf/hard of hearing 

>other specific learning difficulties 

>planning and organising difficulties 


Please read through the training on offer below to determine which session best meets your needs.  Booking is essential 

All training will be held online via Google Meet.  

Once you have booked a place/s on a training session you will receive: 

>an email confirming your booking. 

>emails day in advance of the training with links, recourses and information on the training content. 

>an email 30 minutes before the training with a link to the Google Meet. You can click on this link to join the training session. 

Please be aware that all training sessions for students and parents will be recorded.  

By completing this booking form, you are giving consent for your child to take part in this training and consent for the training to be recorded.  

These sessions are recorded for child protection purposes only. Access to the recordings will be strictly limited to the Assistive Technology Outreach Co-ordinator only.

In keeping with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), these recordings will be stored only for as long as required for these purposes.

UCC’s Data Protection Policy can be viewed at https://www.ucc.ie/en/ocla/comp/data/dataprotection/  


You will need: 

>internet access on your computer/ laptop/tablet or your phone (though a larger screen makes it easier on your eyes) Also if you wish to use your phone you may have to install the Google Meet app. 

>the sound turned on on your device (headphones are convenient) 

>if you want to ask questions verbally then you need a mic (most laptops have a mic built in or you may have a headset at home with a mic). Alternatively, you can type questions into the chat window and I will answer verbally 

You can choose to share input from your camera, or you can choose not to.  If you choose to share input from your camera please be aware of what can be seen on your camera

Please click on one of the above circles to see the training schedule for that month 

Disability Support Service

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Room 1.43, Access and Participation, First Floor, The Hub, Main Campus, University College Cork., T12 YF78