Marketing and community outreach

The Disability Unit uses the following as marketing tools and to promote disability awareness:

  • Orientation programmes for first year students.
  • Sport activities and information sessions to promote inclusion of students with disabilities in the wider university community.
  • Brochures and pamphlets.
  • Articles in Newsflash.
  • Disability awareness weeks, which include cultural activities, talks by motivational speakers and specialists on disability issues, etc.
  • Casual Day: An informal annual event to promote disability awareness.
  • Presentation of an exhibition stall on Open Day.
  • Information sessions to prospective students at schools (and to people with disabilities in the community) on disability issues and the support services offered by CPUT.
  • Development of networks and partnerships with external stakeholders, for example, short courses on recruitment and retaining of employees with disabilities.
  • Support of outreach activities, for example concerts, that involve students with disabilities in the community.