AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


Annual Conference 2014

AHEAD Conference 2014 - Publication/Presentations & Video Now Available

When: March 18th 2014

Where: Dublin Castle Conference Centre

The AHEAD Conference 2014 was a huge success with 200+ attendees descending on Dublin Castle from across the world to share ideas about including studentswith disabilites in all aspects of the college experience.

For many students with disabilities, the ‘real world’ starts in college. Inclusion in this environment comes in many forms.  It’s more than what happens in the lecture hall, it’s about all aspects of higher education. 

The conference was aimed at students and academics with an interest in teaching and learning, professionals supporting students in the 3rd level sector, students union representatives and other interested parties.

Get the conference publication here.

Get the presentation sides (pdf format).

View the full schedule.

Watch Videos from the Main Hall

Disablist Bullying and Getting the Chance to Progress to Higher Education: Educators as Barriers to Inclusion, Dr. Conor McGuckin, Trinity College Dublin

Putting Students’ Voices at the Heart of Teaching and Learning Enhancement: A View from the National Forum, Prof. Sarah Moore, University of Limerick

Feedback from the Student Cafe, Jessica Gough & Dr. Ted Fleming

People with Intellectual Disability, Staff and Families Working Together to Improve Services, Deirdre Corby (Dublin City University)

Distributing Accessible Course Literature at the University Libraries: When Personal Service and Technology Interact, Pia Hasselrot (Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, MTM)

Students with Physical Disabilities in Leisure Activities at College, Stephanie Martin (Student, Trinity College Dublin)

European Action on Disability within Higher Education: The Beginning of an Inclusive Process, Robert Aust (University of Leipzig)

Going to College at NUI Galway:  Strengthening Citizenship through Inclusion in Higher Education, Breda Casey, Elizabeth McCormack & Dr. Christine Domegan (NUI Galway)

Student Central: an innovative programme of academic support for students with mental health difficulties at NUI Maynooth, Stephen Kennedy (NUI Maynooth) & Angela Stewart (National Learning Network)


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