Power of Disability 2022

AHEAD and the Union of Students in Ireland are happy to present the Power of Disability Conference 2022.

This two day event will include discussions, presentations and feedback sessions encouraging students with disabilities to be leaders on their own campuses and provide information for students and Students' Union officers on the issues facing students with disabilities.


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Full Programme

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Day 1 - Education

Day 1 - Education

Welcome and Introduction (11.30am-11.40am)

  1. Hannah Kelly, Programme Manager at NStEP

Language and Disability (11.40pm-12.30pm)

  1. Catherine Gallagher, Dublin City University Amy Hassett, UCD Laocín Brennan, AHEAD

UDL In Tertiary Education (12.30pm-1.10pm)

Break (1.10pm-1.30pm)

Knowing Your Rights (1.30pm - 2.30pm)

  1. Dr Shivaun Quinlivan, NUI Galway

Assistive Technology Demo (2.30pm-3pm)

Day 2 - Student Focus

Day 2 - Student Focus

Introduction to USI/AHEAD Student Advisory Group (11.30am-12.00pm)

Your Voice: Attendee Feedback Session (12pm-1pm)

Break (1pm-1.20pm)

Breakout Sessions: Chose Your Slot (1.20pm-2.00pm)

  1. Setting Up a Disability Related Society
  2. Constructive Self Advocacy
  3. Get Involved in your SU


The core funding received by AHEAD for its higher education activities is provided by the Higher Education Authority.

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