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Trinity strives to make its physical environment, information and activities as accessible as possible so that all students and staff can reach their full potential. Many students in college have a disability. There are supports available to you, to help make college life that bit easier. With almost 7% (according to 2020/21 figures from AHEAD) of the student population in higher education registered with disability support services, you are not alone.

Disability Service

  • Provides a confidential and accessible service for students with disabilities
  • Aims to support your learning needs during your time at Trinity
  • Is student-centred and is committed as far as reasonably possible, to empowering students with disabilities to achieve their academic and vocational goals, as well as access all aspects of college life.

If you are a student with a disability (ranging from physical or sensory disabilities, mental health difficulties, ADHD, ASD, learning disabilities, chronic illness and more) and are a registered student in Trinity, you can avail of support from the Disability Service. 

The Disability Service will support you in identifying your learning needs as a student and will offer resources and supports that will allow you to actively engage in college life, these include:

  • Provision of assistive technology
  • Access to respite spaces
  • Access to reasonable accommodations (such as disclosure of your disability to your academic department, extra exam time, smaller or low distraction venues, etc.)
  • Access to individual sessions with an occupational therapist to help you develop practical skills and strategies to help you manage student life.

You can get in contact with the Disability Service with the following details:

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Call: 01 896 3111

Text: 087 113 3185

Enabled Toilets

Please note some buildings have locked their enabled toilets due to anti-social behaviour. Trinity operates a 'universal access' key system for this small number of toilets. Trinity staff and students may apply to the Disability Service for a 'universal access key' by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01 896 3111. Visitors should ask the Building Attendants for access if required.

Enabled bathrooms can also be located on the Trinity’s map ( by selecting ‘Enabled Toilets’

Sensory Spaces

TCD Sense — The Trinity Sensory Processing Project — aims to make Trinity more inclusive by reviewing and improving new and existing spaces, building sensory awareness and delivering specialist supports to students who experience barriers to managing and adapting the sensory environments of college. There are sensory zones in the library, there are respite rooms and there are sensory areas in student areas too - more information can be found at

Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities

The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities, part of the School of Education, promotes inclusion for people with intellectual disability through education, research and pathways to employment.

The Centre offers a course in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice which is a specially designed third-level programme aimed at supporting students as they make transitions towards independence, lifelong learning and employment. More information can be found at