There are a range of courses available via our AT Learning Platform at EnableIrelandAT.ie. Some courses are completely free and self-directed. For example, we offer courses that focus on AT for leisure (music, gaming, and photography), literacy support and productivity (StudySmart). Others are more in-depth, have an enrolment fee and require more commitment in time and schedules. For example, the Learning with AT–Primary Education course aimed at parents, teachers, and special needs assistants (SNA). See below for an up-to-date list of courses.
Foundations in Assistive Technology is a 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) course accredited by Technological University Dublin. The course is delivered via 11 webinars (3.5 hours per webinar).
In total, the time commitment is 100 hours: 11 x 2.5 hour webinars (27.5 hrs) PLUS 72.5 hours e-learning which includes completion of your course project.
Course participants are strongly advised to secure protected time from their managers prior to registration, to enable them to successfully complete this course.
You will get the chance to hear from, and interact with, national and international AT experts, AT users and professionals working in the field. We will also use online collaboration tools to support group work, problem-solving and case studies throughout the course.
Foundations in Assistive Technology Course 2024 Apply Here
Foundations 2023: Testimonials
‘I found the course extremely informative, practical and comprehensive. I will be recommending it to anyone interested in Assistive Technology of course, but also AAC, accessible communication and information production. Such a wonderful opportunity to benefit from a diversity of knowledge and experience from tutors, guest speakers and other students’.
‘The training was a new experience for me, I enjoyed the course and all the lessons.
I seek opportunities that will increase my knowledge in the field of disabilities to enable me to support my colleagues with special needs. The presenters were all good during their teaching. If this could work with in-person learning, it will be an added advantage for learners in the future’.
‘I enjoyed participating in the Foundations in AT Course 2023. I felt I got a good insight into the world of AT & the benefits of AT products that are available to enhance a person’s life’.
‘The Enable Ireland Foundations Course 2023, expanded both my professional and personal knowledge of the positive impact of Assistive Technology on persons with compromised needs. I would advocate for all professionals working within disability services to take up this course. It should be mandatory!’
‘I learned so much about AT from expert users, the clinicians teaching us and peers. It is an in-depth course that gives so much practical information and real world examples of the application of AT across the life span’.
Enable Ireland’s AT Team frequently host webinars on various areas of digital AT from specific solutions to more general themes like AT Assessment or AT for Literacy. Webinars are usually recorded and made available on our YouTube Channel. See below to access the recordings of pervious webinars.
Enable Ireland’s National AT Training Service also run in-person training events, workshops, and user-led training. We host training provided by AT suppliers and manufacturers as well as other organisations working with Digital AT. See below for details of upcoming events. If you have a specific training need that you do not see listed, please contact us and we will see how we can assist you.