AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
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Better Options 2013

Better Options College Fair for Students with Disabilities and Specific Learning Difficulties

Dec 4th, National College of Ireland

How to get there

Accessibility Information

This year's Better Options college fair for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties will take place in the National College of Ireland in the IFSC in Dublin on Dec 4th 2013 and will run from 10:30 to 14:00. This is an ideal fair for students looking to find out about courses and support services provided by colleges as well as garner key information on the access routes for those with disabliities.

Most of the major colleges will be represented in the Exhibition hall and seminars will run concurrently on the following topics:

  • Getting the most from your Disability Service
  • The latest in assistive technology
  • Making an application to the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE)
  • College 101: surviving freshman year

In addition, this year we will have a seminar solely for guidance counsellors delivered by Dr. Conor McGuckin entitled 'Creating Positive School Experiences for Students with Disabilties".

Date: Dec 4th, 2013

Time: 10:30 - 14:00

Venue: National College of Ireland, Mayor Square, IFSC, Dublin 1

Cost: Free - registration is not required, just show up!

Getting There

National College of Ireland is situated in Mayor Square, IFSC, Dublin 1 and is very accessible via public transport.

Parking: There is an underground car park available at the college which can be accessed via the rear of the college – take the first right on Mayor Sq (one way) and follow the road around. For the duration of the exhibition parking will cost a max of €9. There is also a public car park on Commons St.

Luas: The Red Line Luas (Final destination The Point) has a stop directly outside the college called Mayor Square NCI.

Dart/Train: Connolly Station is approx. 5-10 mins. walk to the college. National trains and Dart service Connolly Station. If arriving via Heuston, take the Luas red line to Mayor Square NCI.

Bus: Visit the route planner on the Dublin Bus website to check the best bus routes from your area.

Map showing National College of Ireland

Accessibility Information

If you have any accessibility requests, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements. Two Irish Sign Language Interpreters will be present to provide interpretation at the seminars and talks taking place in the exhibition hall and theatre 1. If you would like an interpreter to walk around the stands with you outside of the seminar times, please visit the AHEAD stand and we will try to make arrangments.

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Should you have any queries, please email ahead@ahead.ie

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