Examination Supports - Disability / Use of Dictionary
Examination Supports for Students with Disabilities or Medical Conditions
Registering for exam supports:
If you have a disability or medical condition which means you need examination supports such as a reader, scribe, laptop, sign language interpreter, separate centre or extra time you should register first with:
- Laura O'Rourke, Disability Support Officer, in the Access Service, Student Centre, Bishopstown, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 021 433 5107 (direct) or 021 433 5138 (Access Service).
Full registration with the Disability Support Service includes providing evidence of your disability or medical condition and attending a needs assessment with the Disability Support Officer. For more information see the Disability Support Service website: http://www.cit.ie/studentlife/access_disability/disabilities/
Laura O'Rourke will confirm with Ruth Murphy, Disability Administrator in the Exams Organisation Office, which supports you are entitled to in your exams. Ruth will then contact you nearer to exam time. You can contact Ruth by email: email@example.com or telephone 021 433 5049.
You need to register for exam supports well in advance of your examinations (at least six weeks before the start of the exams) so we can arrange the supports for your exams. If you are in a separate exam centre the details of this room will appear on your individual online examination timetable.
Deadlines for requesting exam supports for end of semester exams:
You need to fully register with the Disability Support Officer by these dates in order to receive exam supports:
- Semester 1 exams: by Friday 16th November 2012
- Semester 2 exams: by Friday 15th March 2013
- August 2013 (repeat) exams: by Friday 12th July 2013
Requests after this date may not be able to be accommodated.
Semester 2 exams:
Students already registered with the Disability Support Officer and who received exam supports in Semester 1 will be emailed by the Exams Office to confirm they need the same exam supports. Any other students already registered with the Disbaility Support Officer and who now wish to request exam supports for their Semester 2 exams must contact Ruth Murphy in the Examinations Organisation Office by email by Friday 15th March 2013. Any requests after this date may not be able to be accommodated.
Any students who need exam supports and are not registered with the Disability Support Officer should contact Laura O'Rourke (contact details are above) and register fully with her. Late requests may not be able to be accommodated.
If for any reason you cannot sit an exam and a scribe, reader or separate room has been arranged for you please let us know immediately - email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 021 433 5049/ 5046.
Requesting exam supports for assessments:
Students who are entitled to a reader, scribe, laptop, interpreter or separate centre may choose to use their supports for their in-class/ mid-semester assessments (timed written exams). If a student wishes to request a support for an assessment, they must contact Ruth Murphy in the Exams Organisation Office to request this. They must email email@example.com or text Ruth Murphy with at least one week’s notice to request this with the following details: Date, time, subject, lecturer’s name. Any requests with less than a week’s notice will not be able to be accommodated.
Students with an injury such as a broken hand or an unexpected illness may find they need exam supports such as extra time, a separate room, use of laptop or scribe. If this is the case you should email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Students must provide medical evidence of their injury or that they are fit to sit the exam.
Please note provision of supports is dependant on your needs and the resources available. Requests may not be able to be accommodated if you request these during the exam period or less than 2 weeks before the first date of the end-of-semester exams. Students may also need to speak to their department if their injury, medical condition or temporary disability affects any continuous assessment part of their modules.
Apprentices looking for exam supports such as a reader, scribe extra time or separate room must register with Laura O Rourke, Disability Support Officer, in the Access Service, Student Centre, Bishopstown, email: email@example.com or telephone 021 433 5107 (direct) or 021 433 5138 (Access Service).
Any returning or repeating apprentices who received exam supports and would like these again can contact Ruth Murphy directly to request this - firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 021 433 5049.
Apprentices must give at least 4 weeks notice before the beginning of the exams for exams supports so these can be arranged for them.
Apprentice written exams in 2012/2013 are taking place between 26 November - 7 December 2012, 11-22 March 2013 and 10-20 June 2013.
Please ring 021 433 5048 for general apprentice queries.