Assistive Technologies in Education and the Workplace

GATEWAY is a European research project funded under the Leonardo Da Vinci programme. IADT is the promoter and project leader on this project in partnership with Athlone Institute of Technology, Enable Ireland, Ability Net (UK), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), AWIPH (Belgium) & the Technical University of Kosice, (Slovakia).

The GATEWAY project facilitates and encourages the use of Assistive Technologies for people with disabilities entering both third level education and the workplace. This project was developed in direct response to the lack of National and European guidelines for assessment of individuals with special learning needs, and the lack of information on ways in which barriers preventing these individuals accessing education and employment can be removed. The GATEWAY project was completed in 2006. A new AAA accessible website was launched to raise awareness among young people, education and guidance practitioners, and employers, which related to a variety of available Assistive Technologies and the ways in which they can enable people with disabilities to reach their full potential. This project was led by Dr. Mark Riordan from the School of Creative Technologies.

Staff involved in Gateway

Name Phone Email
Dr. Mark Riordan
01 214 4745
Dr. Sivakumar Ramachandran
01 239 4967