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Disability/Specific Learning Difficulties Support

The Fund for Students With Disabilities is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded from the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.


Prospective Students FAQs

Check Your Eligibility for the Fund for Students With Disabilities Here


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I've accepted a place at LIT and I have a Disability. Now what do I do?

What do I do if I didn't disclose my disability to the CAO?

I have a physical or sensory disability and​ am concerned about accessing the campus – what should I do?

I am deaf/hearing impaired and will need a Sign-Language Interpreter while studying at LIT – what should I do?

I will need a personal assistant while studying at LIT – what should I do?

I have a mental health condition – what should I do?

I have a Specific Learning Difficulty - why should my psycho-educational assessment not be more than five years old?

What accommodations can I avail of once I have registered with the Access Service?

Am I eligible for the Fund for Students with Disabilities?

I’m interested in LIT, but I’m not sure if it will be the right fit for me. What should I do?

Does LIT offer induction/orientation specifically for students with disabilities?

Why is my documentation so important?

What documentation will I need?

I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was younger, but my Educational Psychologist’s Report is now more than five years old. Can I still get supports?

I have dyslexia. I don’t have an Educational Psychologist’s Report but I did receive reasonable accomodations for the Leaving Certificate. Is the letter from the RACE scheme (Reasonable Accommodations in Certificate Exams) enough to get exam supports at LIT?

I will need a note-taker while studying at LIT – what should I do?

Will I get Assistive Technology as an LIT student with a disability or specific learning difficulty?


The Fund for Students With Disabilities is funded by the Irish Government and part funded by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007-2013



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