National Assistive Technology (AT) Training Services

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 We run both certified and customised Assistive Technology courses, ranging in duration from a half day to 5 days. We also run seminars targeting people with disabilities, therapists, educators and employers. We aim to deliver more training to parents and families of people with disabilities as awareness of the benefits of Assistive Technology grows. Find out more about our training courses and seminars.

   

 

Find out more 

  • Watch our Videos
  • Read our Publications
  • Read about our Partnerships
  • Visit our YouTube Channel. The channel showcases video that provides an introduction to Assistive Technology. Learn more about how AT can assist with computer access, augmentative communication, environmental controls, smart phones / mobile devices and powered mobility.

 

News

Smart Home Technologies and Telecare exhibition 2014: Maximizing independent living

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Are you interested in learning about the latest Smart Home Technologies and Telecare options for people with disabilities? If so, why not come to our exhibition and workshop on the 5th of November.

For further details and booking for this event, see our blog post on ATandMe.

 

Announcing: Launch of On-Line Assistive Technology Library

(only available for Enable ireland Staff)

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Remember how much use you got from Try-it? Well, Enable Ireland’s National AT Training Service is delighted to announce the launch of its own internal AT loan Library.  All Enable Ireland staff can now borrow a wide range of assistive technology devices to trial with service users or for professional training purposes.  Our loan library includes laptops, iPads and tablets with specialist AT Apps, accessible music, AAC devices, switches, mounting equipment and so much more.   

This service is free of charge. However, in order to minimise courier costs, we would appreciate it if wherever possible, borrowers collect/return items themselves.

Why not take a look and see if there’s something there for you?

 

How to start

Contact Sean Loughran, AT Technician at:  sloughran@enableireland.ie within the National AT training service and we will set you up as new members.  Now you’re ready to go…

How it works

  1. Search equipment on the library by Keyword or by Category
  2. Add items to your basket
  3. Confirm your loan request
  4. Now, either you collect equipment or we can send the equipment out to you to start your three week loan
  5. Finally, return the equipment after the loan period

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Launch of Community Design Challenge 2014

Enable Ireland, in partnership with DIT launched their Community Design Challenge in Microsoft on 3rd December. This year's competition is open to all students nationally and internationally and is sponsored by Leckey, a company which specialises in designing and manufacturing specialist seating and postural management devices for children with disabilities.

Leckey is asking you to imagine how you could adapt, improve, integrate or augment our products to make them fun for the user, and as a consequence help remove the stigma of disability. Keeping in mind our mission and vision create a design, picture, code, prototype or description of a new product Leckey could design. There's no limit to your creativity! You may extend the concept to anything you think might please the target group! Prize for the winning concept is €500.

If you're interested, check out our CDC video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPSsb25b9P0&list=UUhbhGz89ltlrB6IcNA--uBg&index=1&feature=plcp

For more information contact: Siobhan Long slong@enableireland.ie or Bernard Timmins bernard.timmins@dit.ie.

 

Community Design Challenge - UPDATE!

 The 2014 Enable Ireland/DIT Community Design Challenge took place in DIT, Grangegorman on 21st March last.  It was a great afternoon with 29 participants on 5 teams, addressing the design challenges which face people with disabilities in their daily lives.  Six Assistive Technology users worked with Product Design students from DIT and with Nursing students from  TCD to address some of these challenges.  Each team will now develop their design concept in preparation for the final which is on in Enable Ireland, Sandymount on 23rd May next.  We are delighted that we will be joined on 23rd May by students from Purdue University in Indiana.  Next year, we look forward to welcoming Purdue University to our Community Design Challenge too, along with students from other third level education settings across Ireland. 

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AT Training Calendar 

FOUNDATIONS IN AT COURSE 2015:  Now Enrolling!  Please see attached for further information Foundations in AT 2015 Brochure.    If you are interested in putting your name down for 2015, please contact sdeakin@enableireland.ie

Please see Courses and Seminars for further details of upcoming AT Training Events!

 

Contact Details

National Assistive Technology Training Centre, Enable Ireland, Sandymount Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

Tel: 01 2184100    E mail: slong@enableireland.ie