Important Deadlines for Academic Accommodations/ Concessions

Concession support needs to be put in place well in advance of the semester end examinations. All concession applications take a minimumof three weeks to be processed, particularly during peak periods. The deadlines for submission of all supporting documents for concession applications are as follows:

 

First Semester

  • Concession applications must be submitted to the DU no later than April 30th, for first semester assessments

Second Semester

  • Concession applications must be submitted to the DU no later than September 30th, for second semester assessments

Concession Applications for the 2020 academic year close on the 30th September 2020.  Applications received after this date will be considered for 2020 only.

 

As per University regulations, the 2020 first semester examinations will be facilitated online for all students with disabilities, by the respective academic departments. Students who previously completed their examinations at the Disability Unit, will now do so online.  Assistive technology will be used in place of human support. Whilst the Disability Unit has informed all faculties of approved concession applications for 2020, students are required to email a copy of their 2020 concession letter to their respective lecturers and course coordinators for each module. To receive a copy of your 2020 concession letter kindly complete the following link: Disability Unit Walk-In/Consult Form.

 

Disability Specific Support:

  • Students with Disabilities who receive additional time only : You are required to timeously email a copy of your 2020 concession letter to your respective lecturers and course coordinators for each module. Thereafter, the academic department concerned will ensure that additional time is included for the online examination. Failure to do so timeously results in you wavering support.
  • Students with Visual Disabilities: As per the arrangements for the online semester tests, students with visual disabilities will be required to continue using their assistive technology for the 2020 first semester examinations.
  • Students with Neurodevelopmental, Psychological, Physical, Medical or Neurological Disabilities:  Students who previously made use of human support (i.e. scribe or a reader) will be required to make use of assistive technology. For technical support in this regard please contact:

 

Students with disabilities who are unsure of support, please send enquiries as follows:

 

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