Peer support for digital skills & inclusion in Education and Employment


A range of Special Needs and Tuition Grants is available from the Special Education Section within the Department of Education and Skills.

These include the Assistive Technology Grant which is available to schools to fund the purchase of equipment for pupils who have been assessed as having a special educational need that requires specialist equipment in order to access the curriculum.

    The Assistive Technology Acquisition Grant (ATAG) is an NCBI initiative which exists to help reduce the cost of assistive technology for people who are blind or vision impaired. The scheme is monitored for NCBI and advised on by the Visually Impaired Computer Society of Ireland (VICS). The ATAG is intended to help meet up to 10% of the cost of assistive technology which is not fully or partly funded by any existing grant arrangements and whose cost is being borne by an individual.