Projects & Seminars
The University of Limerick is the lead partner in this collaborative project. The South West Regional Alliance on Access (SWRAA) developed out of a key recommendation from the Davies Evaluation Report on Strategic Innovation Funding, which noted that SIF related Access Projects should be merged on a regional basis, where possible, and a more focused sectoral and systems approach should be taken to access and widen participation activity at a national level. SWRAA has been working together since November 2010 to clearly map best practice in access programmes across the south west region and to exchange information and transfer learning between all of the institutional partners.
To read more about this project please visit the SWRAA page.
Visiting campus and navigating routes can be difficult for visitors and incoming students and is a particular challenge for new and existing vision-impaired staff and students. There is currently a high number of visitors and new and disabled students traversing campus at UCC. This is a joint venture between the DSS, Computer Science Department, UCC and the Buildings Office, UCC.
To read more about this project visit the Electronic Navigation Project page.
The growing number of students with disabilities in tertiary education has only a limited impact on their employment rate that has lowered in many EU states over the last years. Paradoxically many enterprises seeking to hire people with disabilities face difficulties in finding people with a university degree corresponding to their recruitment level. The project "Univers 'Emploi" aims to develop a pedagogical device for efficiently assisting graduates with disabilities to access employment.
To read more about this project please visit the Leonardo Project page.