The Disability Service is situated within the Office of Inclusivity and Change (OIC) – please visit the website for more information about 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


Level 6, Steve Biko Building
Upper Campus

Registering with the Disability Service

As soon as possible after registering at UCT, please 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.

Students with disabilities who do not need special assistance are also encouraged to register with the Disability Service so that your name can be added to our distribution list for social and advocacy events.

The A–Z of Student Inclusion: Disability Services offers a collection of videos and online resources that provide a good introduction to the Disability Service, the supports on offer for students, as well as how to access assistance at UCT.