National Council for Technology in EducationThe National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) has special needs staff that can offer advice and information on the many types of technologies designed to support students with special education needs. The NCTE has support groups for teachers, organised via the ICT advisor in the local education centres, enabling teachers to collaborate and share their experiences and expertise.
National Council for Special EducationThe National Council for Special Education has recently taken over a number of functions from the Department of Education and Science in relation to children with disabilities with special educational needs. The Council has local offices and it plays a key role in the development and delivery of services for people with special needs through its network of Special Education Needs Organisers.National Council for Special Education1-2 Mill StreetTrimCo MeathTel: 046-948 6400
AHEADAHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability, is an independent, non-profit organisation. Its aim is to promote full access to and participation in Third Level education for students with disabilities in Ireland. In addition to providing advice and information, AHEAD has produced a number of useful publications including Accessing Third Level Education in Ireland A Handbook for Students with Disabilities 2001.
ScoilNetScoilnet is the official portal for primary and post-primary schools in Ireland with information resources developed for teachers, parents and pupils and school management. It contains a pool of information, advice and curricular resources developed by teachers for teachers. The Scoilnet special needs section provides a focus for the content of particular interest to teachers of students with special needs, especially targeting those who are new to this area of education.
Text AccessText Access is an AHEAD initiative in collaboration with the Consortium of National and University Libraries to deliver a centralised and comprehensive catalogue of resources for students with print disabilities at third level.
www.dyslexic.comWebsite with wide range of information on dyslexia and related issues eg assistive technology hardware and software.
AbiltyNetAbilityNet is a UK charity that has developed a wide range of resources to help people with disabilties and older people access and get the most out of their computer. The site also has a range of factsheets and skillsheets available online giving detailed information on a wide range of assistive technologies and offering a step-by-step guide to configuring your computer and software to meet your individual requirements.
National Council of the Blind of Ireland