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Guide for Users with Disabilities

Support Librarian

The library liaision users with a disability is Philip Russell

Contact details

Philip Russell


The library at TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus is committed to supporting students with disabilities including dyslexia. A range of facilities and services are available in the library. The provision of these resources aims to ensure equal access to information and provide any special support that may be required.


Accessing the library at TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus

Library Facilities

Learning support software and Read and Write Gold tutorial

All computers in the library now carry the learning support software Read and Write Gold. This software is an invaluable resource for a variety of students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, be it because of specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) or because they have a foreign native language.

Read and Write Gold appears as a toolbar across your computer screens with a variety of functions that can quickly and easily assist the user with everyday tasks. There is an intelligent integrated spellchecker, a text prediction function, a customisable dictionary, a function that allows users to choose between homophones and a screen masking tool that can be very helpful to students with specific learning difficulties who find text easier to read under certain conditions.

Below is a tutorial on how to use these reading and writing support tools:
Read & Write Gold Tutorial

Emergency Procedures / Fire

External Resources


Useful Websites





 Gateway  a project aimed at encouraging and facilitating the use of assistive technologies by people with disabilities.
 AHEAD  Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD)
 CAST  not-for-profit organisation that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Disability information
Enable Ireland provides support for people with disabilities and their families
AbilityNET the UK’s leading provider of expertise on assistive technology
Dyslexia Association aims to promote awareness of Dyslexia.
Microsoft accessibility homepage advertises technology that is usable and accessible to everyone


Library Support

Disability Officer

Access Officer

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