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Just as invisible to yourself as to others

Disabilities and chronic illnesses can sometimes be just as invisible to yourself as to others. It took me a long time to learn how my disabilities were impacting my life. The everyday effects are usually not what doctors tell you… Continue Reading →

Inclusive Scholarship

The Trinity ability co-op is working in partnership with the Foundation Scholarship committee to make Scholarship exams more inclusive. This comes at the foot of the Foundation Scholarship Survey which was sent out last term. The Survey showed that most… Continue Reading →

Unique: A Disabled Perspective Exhibition Launched

The Unique: A Disabled Perspective Exhibition was launched by Provost Linda Doyle on the 28th of November 2022 as part of Disability Week. This exhibition showcased the art and poetry of students with disabilities in Trinity and was a collaboration… Continue Reading →

Ben Rowsome elected to Youth Committee of the European Disability Forum

Ben Rowsome has been elected to the Youth Committee of the European Disability Forum (EDF), representing Autism Europe. Ben is a 3rd year Physics student at Trinity and has a range of experience in disability activism as part of the… Continue Reading →

Winner of Equality Campaign of the Year at the USI SAAI Awards

On May 12th 2022 the Trinity Ability co_op were awarded Equality Campaign of the Year for the Towards Inclusive Clubs and Societies Project at the USI Student Achievement Awards. We were delighted to be nominated alongside other Trinity students for… Continue Reading →

Project Update: Inclusive Student Life

The Towards Inclusive Clubs and Societies Project is now known as the Inclusive Student Life Project. This change reflects new efforts to reach all student organisations that receive the capitation fund (student fees). This includes clubs, societies, Trinity Publications and… Continue Reading →

An Cumann Gaelach win Disability Inclusion Award at the CSC Society of the Year Awards

On the 16th March 2022 the CSC Society of the Year Awards 2022 took place in Clontarf Castle Hotel. These awards take place each year to reward society committees for their work during the year. This year, the Disability Inclusion… Continue Reading →

Our submission to the National Access Plan

As part of the HEA’s National Access Plan consultation process we submitted our response. This was compiled based on feedback received as part of a survey to all disabled students and focus groups. Here are some of the key points… Continue Reading →

Being hard of hearing means I spent a lot of my growing up in an unintentional bubble.

Moria Crowley Being hard of hearing means I spent a lot of my growing up in an unintentional bubble. I was obsessed with reading and could easily disappear into other worlds and experience a great many things but one that… Continue Reading →

So when you’re continuously having interactions where you don’t meet those expectations, it does chip away at your confidence over time

Sarah R With Attention Deficit Disorder, it’s challenging because I am perceiving and processing the world in an entirely different way, which is invisible to others. Because you present as a woman without an obvious disability, people tend to expect… Continue Reading →

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