The Disability Rights Unit (DRU) assists in cases where professionals have verified that the student needs individualised services to overcome severe disadvantages. Students with temporary disabilities (e.g. broken limbs) may request services for the period during which they are disabled. Depending on the disability, students may require programme modifications (for example, a reduced course load), auxiliary services (such as note-takers or laboratory assistants) or academic adjustments or modifications in instructional methods (for example, electronic and/or Braille textbooks and course material or extra time for tests and examinations). The Disability Rights Unit (DRU) collaborates with other NWU departments to offer these services and more to registered students. This allows students equal access to educational opportunities at the NWU so they can participate freely and actively in all facets of university life.
Contact Number: 018 289 2365
Web Address: services.nwu.ac.za