Technology is transforming the way we all live our lives. Smart phones,TVs and mobile devices are enabling us to get and stay connected, whether at home, at school/college, at work and for leisure and entertainment purposes. Enable Ireland’s National Assistive Technology Training Service offers a range of accredited and customised training programmes to support users of Assistive Technology to live the lives of their choosing.
In 2016, Enable Ireland, along with the Disability Federation of Ireland, launched a discussion paper on the future of Assistive Technology in Ireland. The report, and summary, is available in our resources section or through the link at the end of this page.
We deliver AT training online via our e learning site www.enableirelandat.com and offer a wide range of training, workshop and seminar options including:
Foundations in Assistive Technology Level 6 Course Accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology
This course is aimed at providing a solid foundation in AT for a diverse audience: adults who are AT users, therapists, teachers, IT professionals, families and others.
The 2017 course, which involves 3 days face-to-face training, plus on-line learning (80 hours) and requires a minimum commitment of four full weeks, is now open for enrollment Click here to register your interest
AT Loan Library
Enable Ireland is an on-line library of electronic assistive technology, through which library members can borrow from a wide-range of devices to trial with their clients and/or for professional training purposes. This is available for all Enable Ireland staff. Visit the library here.
Customized AT Workshops
We run a range of customized AT workshops to meet the needs of specific training groups. These include topic-specific workshops such as:
- AT for young children
- AT Assessment Kits: What? Why? For whom?
- Educational Software and Hardware: For primary and secondary school students
- Low Cost/No Cost AT Solutions for the school and workplace
- Specific software and hardware i.e. Grid 2, TextHelp, Clicker 5, Powerchair controls
AT Supplier Training
We invite suppliers and manufacturers of specific AT software and hardware to deliver introductory and/or advanced training that is either product-specific or provides an overview of a product range, depending on audience requirements.
User-led AT Workshops
We invite product suppliers/specialist AT trainers to deliver workshops addressing the specific needs of an identified individual. Attendees consist of the AT user and his/her key worker, family members and other key participants who may be in a position to support the user (such as teachers, trainers, employers, job coaches, personal assistants, etc)
Find out about our AT services for employers
Visit our e learning portal for online courses on AT topics
Visit our YouTube channel
Visit our AT and Me Blog to read, learn and share how assistive technology can help you
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National Assistive Technology Training Centre, Enable Ireland, Sandymount Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4.
Tel: 01 2184100 or visit our contact page