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Disability Support Services

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Overview of Disability Services

Disability Services operates within the Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD) and provides support to students with disabilities within the university. Support services include providing advice and facilitating academic accommodations, in collaborative partnerships with students’ university lecturers, departments and faculty.

We consist of specialists who provide the following support to students with disabilities

  • Confidential consultation sessions;
  • Concession (e.g. extra-time, use of assistive devices, venues, etc.) application for tests/exams;
  • Test and exam arrangements;
  • Training, assistance and advice regarding assistive hardware and software;
  • Assistive devices and technology at PsyCaD offices and in the libraries;
  • Working with lecturers, residence, campus health, etc. to best support these students;
  • Support with Disability bursary applications;
  • Access to study material in alternative formats (braille, audio, electronic text);
  • Support with accessible transport between campuses, residences and lectures, for those with limited mobility; and
  • All our campuses have accessible facilities for students with disabilities.

For more information on the above points and how we can support you, please see our tip sheets below:

Psycad Disability Service
Psycad Adhd
Psycad Hearing Impairment
Psycad Visual Impairment
Psycad Physical Disabilities
Psycad Speech Impairment
Psycad Student Concession
Psycad Concession Applications

In accordance with the Constitution, the UJ Policy on Disability, and supporting education legislation, students with certain permanent and temporary disabilities may apply for reasonable accommodations or concessions. These accommodations are granted to enable candidates with specific disabilities to demonstrate their true ability without changing the construct of the assessment, and should not give the student an advantage over other candidates.

The grounds for applying for concessions are:

A physical/sensory/neurological disability: a disability that seriously impedes a student’s ability to read or write at the same speed/level as their peers.

A specific learning disability: a disability that affects one or more of the basic processes involved in the use of written or spoken language in a manner that constitutes a significant impairment of that function.

Students wishing to apply for concessional support must register with Disability Unit. More information about the process and documents can be found here.

Psycad Bursaries

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme provides bursaries for students with disabilities. This bursary programme is aimed at providing financial support for students with disabilities who are academically able and need financial support. It is intended to open opportunities for study in further and higher education and to provide the necessary additional teaching and learning support for students to overcome any barriers to learning when trying to access the curriculum.

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As the Disability Unit, we have made access to our support services friendlier for your convenience.

Kindly scan the following QR codes to request assistance from us.

Request Assistive Technology Training

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Request Coursework Adaptions

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Request Assistive Device Loans

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Request Disability General Support

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Request Tests Booking

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Request Transport Booking

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Request Disability Unit Computer Lab Use

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