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Students with disabilities

Unisa provides equal opportunities for all students. The following questions and answers will give you a better idea of what to expect as a student with a disability.

I have a disability. Can I still study through Unisa?

Yes. Unisa is committed to helping all students achieve their ambitions. We provide assistance throughout the administrative and study processes.

I have a visual impairment. How can I access the study material?

Unisa produces study material in alternative formats, including Braille, large print, audio and electronic. We also request electronic copies of prescribed books from national and international publishers on behalf of our students with disabilities.

If I have a visual impairment, can I still attend discussions and tutorials?

Yes. Unisa provides sign language interpretation services in certain of its contact groups.

Will Unisa’s lecturers and admin staff understand me and my disability?

Yes. Unisa regularly provides disability training and awareness programmes to its members of staff.

Is there help on offer when it comes to assignments and exams?

Yes. If you need to work in different formats, such as Braille or audio, we can transcribe your examination scripts and assignments.

  • Tel: +27 12 429 6923/6924/6540/3829/8668/6050/2607 or +27 12 441 5470/5471
  • Fax: +27 12 429 8637 or +27 12 429 6729;
  • Fax to e-mail: +27 12 429 8138
  • E-mail: nkunapj@unisa.ac.za; motseme@unisa.ac.za

Advocacy and resource centre for students with disabilities (ARCSWiD)