​​​​​​​​​​​​​​D​isability Unit

The Disability Unit offers a range of services to students with disabilities, from advice on appropriate academic support solutions, access to tailored study materials to access to financial support. The Unit’s activities are informed by the Disability Access Policy of the Stellenbosch University (SU). The Unit also aims to create an enabling environment that empowers students with disabilities to achieve their full potential through creating awareness and enabling effective integration into campus life and the student community.               

Visit the Disability Unit's Facebook page at @sudisabilityunit for updates and information. ​

2020 Year of Disability declaration

2020 has been declared the Year of Disability at Stellenbosch University. Although it has been disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued what we could do online. Read some interesting articles written by some of our students and staff with disabilities. Click here to view the articles. 

As part of the Year of Disability 2020 at SU, the Unit is hosting its Year of Disability online seminar on 14 and 15 September 2020. RSVP by 7 September 2020 to Luigia Nicholas at 18342078@sun.ac.za to join the seminar.

​2020 Year of Disability seminar invitation
Seminar programme
​Seminar presenters: Day 1
Seminar presenters: Day 2
​Academic panel presenters
Students panel presenters
​Seminar facilitators






Head: Disability UnitMarciaLyner-Cleophascleophas@sun.ac.za021 808 4707
Resource OfficerPippaLouwphlouw@sun.ac.za021 808 2531
Resource OfficerMeaganMinnaarmeagan@sun.ac.za021 808 2127
Coordinator: Disability SupportMelanieWillemsmwillems@sun.ac.za021 808 4707
Resource OfficerIlseErasmus ilsevw@sun.ac.za021 808 3518
Inclusivity and Access Support OfficerLizelleApollisferus1@sun.ac.za 021 808 9396
Universal Access PractitionerClaudiaSaundersonclaudias@sun.ac.za021 808 4707
Administrative OfficerIlsePool-le Rouxilseleroux33@sun.ac.za021 808 4994