The Institute is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities are in no way disadvantaged in examinations. Specific examination and other assessment arrangements may be made for students because of their temporary or permanent disability. The specific arrangements are intended to enable candidates to perform to the best of their ability; they are not intended to give an unfair advantage to the candidate.
Students who have specific needs in regard to examinations / assessments are advised to contact the Disability Services Office to arrange appropriate facilities. This should be done as early as possible but no later than the end of the first academic term.
While every effort will be made to provide the necessary facilities, it may not be possible to meet all requirements in every case. The Disability Liaison Officer will advise on any evidence / needs assessment which may be required, ( e.g. medical and / or psychological evidence) and will liase with the Head(s) of Department and Examination Officer regarding appropriate examination arrangements.
A range of specific assessment and examination arrangements are available including extra time, the use of a scribe or reader and the use of special equipment. Further details of specific arrangements for students with disabilities can be obtained from the Disability Services Office at 01- 4027656.
DIT's policies and procedures for the provision of exam supports are informed by the Disability Advisors Working Network (DAWN) Examinations Policy, a copy of which can be downloaded here: DAWN Examination Policy