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About the Disability Service

Disability ServiceThe Disability Service provides advice and support to people with disabilities, as well as specialist services.

The Disability Service is situated within the Office of Inclusivity and Change (OIC).

It's mission is to:

  • give academically deserving disabled people access to a fair and equal educational and work experience
  • interact appropriately with students, staff, prospective students and visitors with disabilities
  • remove any physical, policy, information and attitude barriers that might prevent students and staff from fulfilling their potential.

Where is the Disability Service?

John Day Building, Level 4, Upper Campus.

Disability Service Reception
Room 4.03, Level 4
John Day Building, Upper Campus
Main office
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 2427

Registering with the Disability Service

As soon as possible after registering at UCT come to the Disability Service offices to complete the registration form to request support or special assistance (also known as 'reasonable accommodations'). Please bring any supporting documentation with you. You can speak to a staff member to discuss your individual requirements.

Disabled students not requiring assistance are encouraged to register with the Disability Service so your name can be added to our distribution lists for social and advocacy events.

Who to speak to?

Manager Contact
Edwina Ghall
+27 (0)21 650 5089
General and administrative enquiries
  • General enquiries and registering with the Disability Service
  • Designated disabled parking
  • Day-house for students with disabilities
Cedric Williams

Access solutions
  • Mobility training and specialised campus orientation
  • Accessible residential assistance
  • Access solutions to inaccessible venues
  • Fully accessible transport between residences and lectures
  • Assistance at graduation ceremonies
Edwina Ghall
+27 (0)21 650 5089
  • Advocacy and counselling on disability issues
  • Prospective students, orientation
  • Disability bursary applications
  • Advocacy events and the resource centre: literature relating to disability studies and research
  • Liaison with SRC and the Disabled Students Movement
Lesego Modutle
+27 (0)21 650 5088
Teaching and learning support
  • Access to study material in alternative formats (Braille, audio, electronic text)
  • Assistive technology and assistive furniture
  • Scribing and note-taker support
  • Student volunteers support team
  • Disability Service computer lab
  • Test and exam accommodations
Denise Oldham
+27 (0)21 650 2737
Learning disability support and extra time
Make an appointment at reception for:
  • Extra-time applications
  • Accommodations around tests and exams
  • Counselling
Beulah Marks
Sign language interpreter
  • Sign language interpreting in lectures and at UCT events
Unathi Kave