Educational Support


Educational Supports are provided by Educational Support Workers ( ESW)

An Educational Support Worker (ESW) provides support to students registered with the DLSS to provide students with the opportunity to fulfil their academic potential.

Examples of Educational Support Worker roles include Academic Personal Assistants, Notetakers, Library/Research Assistants and Irish Sign Language Interpreters.


ESWs are only responsible for educational assistance and tasks that arise during college contact hours.

The above is adapted from the AHEAD/DAWN "Inclusive Learning and the Provision of Reasonable Accommodations to Students with Disabilities in Higher Education in Ireland":