The UCT Disability Service works to remove any physical, policy, information and attitude barriers that might prevent students and staff from fulfilling their potential.
It promotes the policy of equal opportunities adopted by the university.
It assists the university to deal correctly and appropriately with disabled students, staff, prospective students, visiting academics and other visitors.
The Disability Service supports equal academic access for disabled students in the following ways
- advocacy and advice on any issues related to disability
- consultative and counselling support for students and staff with disabilities
- advice on academic adjustments and reasonable accommodations and provision of specific services
- resource centre: literature and material relating to disability studies and disability research available to all staff and students, from which material may be taken out on loan
- physical access: a wheelchair guide map of the upper campus is available
- text conversion and assistive technology, including text conversion into Braille, electronic format and reading onto tape for disabled students and staff
- provision of technical assistance
- parking for disabled students and staff
- facilitation of extra time and other exam accommodations for disabled students
For more information on the services provided by the Disability Service, as well as UCT's policies on disability, click here.
The Disability Service has a resource centre with a large collection of books, journals, videos, DVDs and community-based materials.
These materials offer a wealth of information about all aspects of disability, ranging from physical access through to discussions around the disabled body to literature on disability studies and research.
Material may be taken out on loan.