Accessible Library Spaces for the Visually Impaired
Accessible Room in Hlanganani
UCT Disability Services has an Accessible Room available in the 24-hour Hlanganani Study Space for use by visually impaired students.
- A PC with Zoomtext software
- A large screen monitor and a Merlin Magnifier
From University Avenue, enter Otto Beit, take the lift up one level, cross floor to small lift, and go up another level to Cissie Gool Plaza level. From Cissie Gool Plaza, turn right up the ramp and into the Chancellor Oppenheimer Building. Pass the ATM and UCT Document Centre and take the lift to Level 1 to access the main library. From main library, exit lift and pass access control. In corner of Student ext 3, take lift to Level 4.
Hiddingh Hall Library
The Hiddingh Hall Library now has a Topaz Magnifier in the main reading room for visually impaired users.
Enter Hiddingh campus, pass the access control booms and the Library will be straight ahead.
Brand van Zyl Law Library
Law library has a Merlin enlarger and ZoomText software is installed on one computer inside the Postgraduate Research Commons.
Wheechair-friendly Library Spaces
Library Learning Lounge
A library space without books. A bring-your-own-device accessible space with experts on hand to help find the information you need.
Wheelchair access from Library Road via bottom entrance to Menzies, up the lift and exit Menzies (Level 3) via corridor to left of the lift.
A 24/7 study space which is fully air-conditioned and kitted out with audiovisual technologies for training and presentations.
- Open 24/7
Enter from Health Sciences front entrance on Anzio road. Go through access-controlled door on a left to access the Health Sciences Library. Impilo Junction will be on your right.
Accessibility at UCT
Disability Service Assistive Lab
The UCT Disability Service study space includes 13 computers with large screen monitors, Zoomtext, Jaws software and Merlin Magnifiers for visually impaired students.
The Disability Service at the Office for Inclusivity & Change works together with students and staff to facilitate the removal of barriers facing disabled students and staff.