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Disability Service

OIC logoThe 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) - please visit their website for more information on the Service.

Its 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.

Location & contact details

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


Please note: The Office for Inclusivity and Change Disability Service Offices and Lab will be temporarily closed from Monday, 24 February to approximately Friday, 27 March 2020. The closure will allow for the packing up and moving of all Disability Service furniture and equipment from the John Day building to new premises in the Steve Biko Students Union building, level 6. Disability Service staff will endeavour to respond to all queries timeously, though there may be times when there will be a delay in response. The accessible bus service will continue as usual, and academic departments have been notified regarding the provision of assistive support for students with disabilities within departmental spaces. Students wanting to consult with the Disability Service Psychologist may email psychologist.disabilityservice@uct.ac.za. We look forward to welcoming you to the new space.

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.