Fund for Students with Disabilities

NCAD is committed to helping you achieve your academic goals. If you are a student with a physical, sensory or learning difficulty or have a medical or mental health condition that interferes with your learning, we can support you.



Third Level Access is co-funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

The NCAD is committed to ensuring, as far as possible and within the framework of current legislation that all students are supported to reach their academic potential and become independent learners.  

If you are a student with any of the following disabilities you are encouraged to register with the Access Office and avail of the range of supports and reasonable accommodations that may assist you during your time at the College.

• Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism
• Blind/Vision Impaired
• Deaf/Hard of Hearing
• DCD – Dyspraxia/Dysgraphia
• Mental Heath Conditions
• Neurological Conditions (including Brain Injury, Speech and Language Disabilities)
• Significant Ongoing Illnesses
• Physical Disability
• Specific Learning Difficulty (including Dyslexia and Dyscalculia).

In order to register with the Access Office to avail of disability or learning support you must provide verification of your disability with supporting documentation at the beginning of Semester 1.  

NCAD requires evidence/verification of a disabilty to support the provision of reasonable accommodations in College.  Students who do not have appropriate evidence of their disability should forward the Evidenc of Disabilty form (access here)   EVIDENCE OF DISABILITY  to their Medical Consultant/Specialist to be completed and stamped.  General Practitioner (GP) letters will not be accepted as suitable medical evidence.

Students are encouraged to contact the Access Officer,  as soon as possible for information on registering with the service.