Proxy services refer to services offered by the Library to users who cannot make use of a Library service or function due to a disability. The Librarian will then bring the services to the disabled user. These include the following:
This guide provides information about the Library Services available for Disabled Students at the North-West University Mafikeng Campus.
In April 2015 the NWU Mafikeng Library received equipment from the Disability Unit for use by students. The equipment is currently located near the Short Loan Section. This equipment is only to be used by students authorized by the Disability Unit. For more information contact the Disability Unit
In law, University policies, and common parlance, terms like disabled and disability have a variety of meanings, many of which are contextual. The use of disabled and disability in this guide and in the name Disability Unit (DU) does not imply any determination related to civil rights or other legal definitions, and does not imply that students served by DU have disabilities as defined by any particular law. DU rather serves students who meet the following criteria: Those students who have documented physical, medical, learning and/or psychological conditions; & in cases where professionals have verified that the student needs individualised services to overcome severe disadvantages.