As the world prepares to draw the curtain on Disability Rights Awareness Month, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Disability Service (DS) unit invites staff to join an interactive information session for insight into the suite of services the unit provides.
UCT’s Lesego Modutle, a disability advocacy specialist, said despite the team’s work with students and staff, some members of the campus community remain unsure about the services they provide and to whom. Further, she said, it has also become increasingly important to highlight that the unit doesn’t only provide support to persons with physical disabilities, but invisible disabilities too, like mental health challenges.
The information session has been arranged to help staff understand exactly what qualifies as a disability; to provide UCT’s list of assistive technologies on offer; and to discuss a list of reasonable accommodation options available to staff. The session will also provide staff with an opportunity to engage with a member of the DS team, to ask the necessary questions and to leave feeling empowered.
The session kicks off in the quad outside the Steve Biko Student Unions’ Building on upper campus on Thursday, 1 December, from 10:00 until 14:00.
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