The Disability Service is situated within the Transformation Services Office (TSO) which includes the HIV/AIDS Institutional Coordination Unit (HAICU) and the Discrimination and Harassment Office (DISCHO).
The Transformation Services Offices is located in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor (OVC).
What is the Disability Service Vision?
To establish a human rights culture at UCT with a special emphasis on disability. To act within the University structures, providing advice and support both in terms of harnessing mainstream capabilities for the accommodation of people with disabilities, as well as providing specialist services where mainstreaming is not possible. To provide academically deserving disabled people with the opportunity for a fair and equal educational and work experience. To be the sounding board, knowledge base and benchmark which deliver to the University the capacity to interact appropriately with students, staff, prospective students and visitors with disabilities.
The UCT Disability Service works towards the removal of any physical, policy, information and attitude barriers that might prevent students and staff from fulfilling their potential.
It advocates the policy of equal opportunities adopted by the university.
The university has developed a policy on disability. Consequently, the university Council adopted the UCT Disability Policy in March 2011.