Learning Advice

Student Learning Support Service and Assistive Technology Service

The Student Learning Support Service, delivered by the National Learning Network, is a confidential academic support service which provides assistance to students in managing the demands of college life.

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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.

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Learning support is provided to students who are registered with NCAD’s disability office. Students are encouraged to contact the service if they have been diagnosed with any of the following difficulties/conditions in order to register and avail of support.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/ Asperger’s Syndrome                  
  • ADD/ADHD                                                                                  
  • Blind/Visual Impairment
  • Deaf/Hearing Impairment
  • Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Mental Health Difficulty
  • Neurological Condition
  • Physical Disability
  • Significant Ongoing Health Condition
  • Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia)

For information on the Student Learning Support service and to book an appointment, follow the link below our dedicated website:

Student Learning Support Service

Assistive Technology Service

The Assistive Technology (AT) service in NCAD provides students with software, IT facilities, advice and training to assist them with writing and research.

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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

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All software complements the supports given by the Student Learning Support Service.

Specialised software is available for students with specific learning difficulties or disabilities.

Examples of software include:

  • Mind mapping programs for planning essays and projects
  • Text to Speech programs which read text aloud through a computer
  • Software which converts a page of printed text (i.e. a library book) to editable digital text in Microsoft word
  • Speech recognition software – type faster by speaking into a mic.
  • Proofreading software

Help with thesis formatting and computer skills training can also be availed of through the AT service.

Check out the NCAD Assistive Technology blog: http://www.ncadat.blogspot.ie/

To make an appointment with Mark Jones:

Email - assistivetechnology@staff.ncad.ie

Tel - 01 636 4314

Call in - Room G16, Ground Floor, School of Design

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