Policy for those with Disabilities

Gaelchultúr Teoranta: Policy for those with Disabilities

Gaelchultúr Teoranta is dedicated to providing services to the general public and we recognise that people with disabilities are an important part of that public. We understand the importance of providing as many opportunities as possible to those with disabilities so that they can perfect their talents and skills.

To that end, Gaelchultúr will ensure that the company adheres to each of its statutory responsibilities regarding people with disabilities.

Gaelchultúr has a positive, open and welcoming attitude towards people with disabilities who wish to attend our courses and avail of our services.

Applications from people with disabilities will be dealt with on a case by case basis to ensure, if at all possible, that the company can provide services for them. This process will be completely under discretion.

Gaelchultúr’s Academic Administrator has been recognised and nominated by the company as the first point of contact for any person with a disability who wishes to attend one of our courses; the Academic Administrator will discuss each particular case – regarding both opportunities and difficulties – with the interested party.

When Gaelchultúr is able to cater for the needs of the person with a disability, the Academic Administrator will make the appropriate arrangements and will facilitate the process after that as much as possible.

In the event that it is determined, for one reason or another, that the needs of the person with a disability cannot be catered for in a particular case, Gaelchultúr will make every attempt to recommend a different course that is both appropriate and acceptable to that person, even if it is in another institute.

Though people with a disability (those in a wheelchair, for example) can access the ground floor of Gaelchultúr’s headquarters on Clare Street, there is no elevator or toilets for people with disabilities in the building itself.

Gaelchultúr’s staff are all informed of the company’s positive, open and welcoming attitude towards people with disabilities, and an awareness of the company’s services in that area will be included in the training of new staff and in internal in-service courses.

Gaelchultúr will ensure that the statutory provisions laid down in the Employment Equality Acts, 1998-2011, are appropriately adhered to in regards to any of our staff members with a disability and during the hiring of new staff members.

A person with a disability can contact the Academic Administrator to discuss his/her application and needs, in any of the following ways:

By letter to: The Academic Administrator, Gaelchultúr Teoranta, 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2. On the phone: (01) 484 5220 By email: eolas@gaelchultur.com In person (preferably with an appointment): 11 Sráid an Chláraigh, Baile Átha Cliath 2.