Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply to study at Unisa. The university offers a range of services tailored to make the learning experience as pleasant as possible.
Unisa respects the right that students have to not disclose the nature of their disability. However, students could miss out on a range of services available to them if they do not make the university aware of how the disability affects their learning experience.
During exams, extra time may be given to students if a recommendation is given by a doctor. Unisa also allows students to write exams and submit assignments in different formats.
Study material is also available in alternative formats in order to accommodate the needs of all students.
During registration, students will get the chance to choose study formats that suit their needs. Students can choose from alternative formats like Braille, large print, audio, electronic and DAISY.
Unisa has sign language interpretation services available for students with hearing impairments. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a sign language interpreter if they will be needing this service.
In addition to this, students will also have access to Multi-Purpose Centres available at Unisa’s Regional Centres. These centres help better the learning experience for students with disabilities.
Unisa staff are provided with disability training and the university hosts awareness programmes to educate students about disabilities.