Are you interested in being part of our Enable Staff Network?
Membership is open to staff members with disabilities (including long-term and chronic illnesses and conditions) and people interested in creating a disability-friendly Maynooth University.
To express interest in joining fill out this form.
Reasonable accommodation is where your employer/education provider takes ‘appropriate measures’ to meet the needs of disabled people. This means they must make arrangements that will enable a person who has a disability to:
- have equal opportunities when applying
- be treated the same as other
- have equal opportunities for promotion
- undertake training.
Access and reasonable accommodations for staff with disabilities is jointly managed by HR and the Equality Officer, please email [email protected] for more information.
Access and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities is managed by the Disability Office within the Maynooth Access Programme.
Maynooth University has installed a gold-standard Changing Places facility in MAP Lodge.
About Changing Places
Changing Places facilities are a real improvement on standard accessible toilets as they provide a larger floor area of 12m² and additional equipment such as a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a full room coverage ceiling track hoist system, a centrally located toilet bowl with space either side for transfers/assistants and a safe and clean environment.
Changing Places facilities need to meet a certain standard to be registered on our website. This is to ensure that any facility advertised as a Changing Places toilet meets the needs and expectations of the people who use them.
Changing Places must have a minimum floor area of 12m² (3m x 4m) with a ceiling height of 2.4m in order to meet the criteria for full registration.
Changing Places Criteria
● Height-adjustable, adult-sized changing bench
● Full room coverage ceiling track hoist system
● Adequate space for the user and up to two assistants
● Centrally located toilet bowl with extra space both sides for assistants
● Privacy screen
● Wide paper roll
● Large waste disposal bin
● Washbasin, preferably height adjustable
Maynooth University Changing Places Information
The Maynooth University Changing Places is located in MAP Lodge and is the second door on the right on entering the building.
The facility can be accessed during opening hours and is not locked.
The Safe Working Load of the hoist and bench is 200kg.
The hoist has a 2-point loop spreader bar installed and is compatible with looped slings. Maynooth University does not provide slings, and users should provide their own.
Shower facilities are available in the Changing Places facility.
For more information contact the Equality Officer at [email protected].