Assistive Technology

Information on assistive technology and where to get training, advice and support.


National Council for Special Education website

Section on Special Educational Needs, ICT and assistive technology.


Enable Ireland National Assistive Technology Training Service

Training courses and workshops to help you get the most out of what technology can offer.



A partnership between Disability Federation of Ireland and Enable Ireland to ensure people with disabilities don’t get left behind by advancements in technological innovation – they hold regular CHAT (Community Hub for Assistive Technology) events on different aspects of assistive technology.


Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities and Older People

Discussion Paper by Enable Ireland and Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) (2016).


AT Hive assistive technology resource

All about the range of Assistive Technologies (ATs) and Inclusive Technologies available to support you – sections on Note Taking, Reading, Writing, Recording, Organising, Collaborate, Magnify, Mindset, Communicate, and Google, Microsoft and Apple assistive technology tools.


Abilitynet UK website

Factsheets and webinars on assistive technology, including step by step guides on setting up your computer and software to meet your individual requirements.

Great section with information on digital accessibility.

My Computer My Way – info to help make your device easier to use.


Apple Accessibility

All about Apple accessibility features and accessories.


Microsoft Accessibility

All about Microsoft accessibility features, products, resources and support.


Microsoft Soundscape App: free app that allows anybody with low vision or visual impairment to hear the physical world around them, enhancing independence and mobility.


NDA Centre for Excellence in Universal Design 

Guidance and toolkits for organisations and developers on developing accessible ICT.


Touch, Type, Read and Spell

Multi-sensory programme delivered through Wicklow Libraries that can help children and adults improve their typing, reading and spelling skills. Aims to build literacy skills and increase confidence in users as they master the art of keyboarding. Contact Ballywaltrim Library via Tel: 01-2723205 or email:

Assistive Technology News

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ARK Accessibility courses

August 3, 2023ARK is offering five free online courses on digital accessibility in tertiary education.  ARK is AHEAD’s home for digital accessibility resources and know-how in tertiary education – with lots of…... Read More
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Irish Deaf Society Technology Workshop

November 9, 2022Irish Deaf Society Think-In Workshop on 12th November 2022 from 10.30am-1pm. Can you imagine a time when an app on your phone will be able to automatically translate between sign…... Read More
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DigiAcademy app for people with intellectual disabilities

August 4, 2022A new app co-created by people with intellectual disabilities offers basic information technology skills training for people with intellectual disabilities. The DigiAcademy app has been developed as part of a…... Read More
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Assistive Technology Workshop

January 24, 2022Towards Work and Dyslexia Association Ireland are running a free Assistive Technology Workshop from 11.20am-12.30pm on 27th January. This practical workshop will explore Assistive Technology in the context of employment…... Read More
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Assistive Technology course scholarships

July 9, 2021The ILMI and Enable Ireland’s Assistive Technology Department are offering five scholarships places to support 5 ILMI members to complete the Foundations in Assistive Technology Course. The course is accredited…... Read More
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Assistive Technology Awareness Day

April 13, 202114th April is Assistive Technology Awareness Day! Check out the Assistive Technology page of Disability Bray for links to great resources and websites about assistive technology…
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Assistive Technology for Dyslexia free event

March 16, 2021The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) is pleased to announce a new event on “Assistive Technology for Dyslexia” as part of the Dublin Learning City Festival 2021. This free event…... Read More
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Inclusion Ireland Right to Connect conference

November 18, 2020Our Right to Connect Conference: People with a disability in Ireland sharing stories about using technology to stay connected. Inclusion Ireland is taking their annual conference online on Thursday 3rd…... Read More