Support To Students With Disabilities

Did You Know

  • That the Advocacy and Resource Centre for Students with Disabilities (ARCSWiD) is responsible for providing services for students with disabilities registered with UNISA?
  • That ARCSWiD is one of three directorates within the Student Affairs Department under the Dean of Students?
  • That the offices of ARCSWiD are situated on the Muckleneuk Campus in Pretoria, with a disability counter situated in Sunnyside Hall B for registering students with disabilities?
  • That students with disabilities who require career guidance services can be referred to career and counseling services at UNISA by ARCSWiD? For more information, contact Ms Vukati Ndlovu on 012 4415470
  • That Students with disabilities can request staff at registration points to assist them in completing application forms?
  • That students with disabilities can request assistance in completing applications for fee reduction?
  • That students with disabilities should complete a Special Assistance Form during registration if they require special support services that would assist them with their learning. For more information, contact Ms Vukati Ndlovu on 012 4415470
  • That you can check if your Special Assistance Form has reached us by contacting Mr Zukile Mgolombane on 012 4293829
  • That if you have a disability, you may qualify for a Department of Labour Bursary based on your income? For more information, contact Mr Pintias Nkuna on 012 4296923
  • That students with disabilities can request Assistance from ARCSWiD to motivate for assistive devices?
  • That, based on individual preferences, students with disabilities would receive their Study guides and tutorial letters in either Braille, large-print, electronic or audio formats? For more information contact Mr Deena Moodley on 012 4296050
  • That ARCSWiD can request electronic versions of prescribed books from publishers on behalf of students with disabilities? For more information, contact Mr Pintias Nkuna on 012 4296923
  • That advice on low-vision devices can be provided to partially-sighted students? For more information, contact Ms Gugu Zikhali on 012 4298668
  • That Orientation and Mobility Training is provided by the directorate? For more information, contact Ms Gugu Zikhali on 012 4298668
  • That Sign Language Interpretation services would be provided for deaf students? For more information, contact Ms Sophy Mabaso on 012 4296924
  • That Basic Sign Language classes are offered to deaf students registered with Unisa. For more information, contact Ms Sophy Mabaso on 012 4296924
  • That you can discuss the best assistive device and access technology equipment that would assist you in your studies by contacting Mr Deena Moodley on 012 4295060.
  • That the Student Administration Coordinators at the Regional Service Centres would also be available to assist students with disabilities with their enquiries.
  • That you can register for tutorial classes linked to your modules. For more information and assistance, contact Ms Emma Motsuenyane on 012 4415757
  • That ARCSWiD could refer students with disabilities to relevant service providers and civil society organizations for assistance?
  • That ARCSWiD has identified September as the UNISA Disability Month, and that students with disabilities should participate in the planned activities. Stay tuned for activities taking place in the regions and form part of the Awareness Campaign.

Last modified: Mon Oct 24 13:51:52 SAST 2016