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Blind / Vision Impaired

Including, but not limit to, the following conditions: Albinism, Aniridia, Coloboma Congenital cataracts, Corneal dystrophies (including Keratoconus), Nystagmus, Optic atrophy, Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, Retinal dystrophy,

Testimonials

Testimonials DARE is for school-leavers under 23 years of age whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.   Watch the videos

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Application and assessment enquiries should be directed to the Disability Offices Click on the link for participating colleges below or fill in the form at

Contact Us

Application and assessment enquiries should be directed to the Access Offices Click on the link for participating colleges below or fill in the form at

Educational Impact

Educational Impact The Educational Impact Statement (EIS) allows you and your school to provide details of how your disability has impacted on your second level

Providing evidence of your disability

Providing evidence of your disability DARE requires you to submit evidence of your disability as part of your application. The Evidence of Disability Form 2024 can be

Steps to making an application

Application Timeline From6 November 2023 By1 February 2024 By1 March 2024 By15 March 2024 April – June 2024 Late June 2024 Early August 2024 August

Testimonials

Testimonials The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a higher education admissions scheme for Leaving Certificate students (under 23) whose economic or social background are