Disability Services Unit

Disability Services Unit


To ensure that VUT increasingly becomes an accessible Higher Education for people with disabilities.


To remove barriers that prevent students and start living with disabilities from fulfilling their full potential.

Services/projects Rendered

  • Compile a database for all staff and students with disabilities.
  • Offer advice on teaching and learning methods to teaching and academic staff seeking support in this area.
  • Produce academic/university related material for people with disabilities in accessible formats.
  • Involvement to improve the physical accessibility on campus for all persons with disabilities.
  • Sign language interpreting for people with people with hearing impairment including note taking and other assistive.
  • Assistance with registration, bursary and loan applications and interviews as well as individual administrative support.
  • Registration with Disability Services Unit as soon as possible after registration with VUT and provide the relevant documentation e.g. a letter from a doctor or hospital confirming disability
  • Recruitment of volunteers.
  • Training.
  • Exam concessions.
  • Liaison with staff.
  • Referrals.
  • Adapted study material.

Contact details
Vaal university of Technology Andries Potgieter Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark,
W building (W027),
Private Bag X021 Vanderbijlpark 1911,
Tel: 016 950 9000/016 950 9754

George Mvalo, Director
Tel: +27 16 950 9223

Minky Kaene, Manager
Tel: +27 16 950 9538

David Nkwenkwezi, Disability Services coordinator
Tel: +27 16 950 9584

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