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2022 UKZN Disability Research Indaba - 12 October 2022

The UKZN Disability Support Unit cordially invites you to register and/or submit an abstract for the 2022 Disability Research Indaba: “The new normal”: Embracing a post-pandemic inclusive higher education landscape.

Please take note that registration and the call for abstracts for the 2022 UKZN Disability Research Indaba is now open. The UKZN Disability Support Unit would sincerely appreciate your attendance and participation. You are most welcome to disseminate the below notice and attached poster via your respective networks. We look forward to hosting you virtually on 12 October 2022.


This Online Indaba opens conversations through participation, dialogue, and reasoning, which aims to focus on the theme of:

The Indaba invites submissions focusing on the following broad key areas:

  • Universal design for learning (UDL)

  • Reasonable accommodations

  • Digitising the teaching and learning experience

  • Social integration

  • Mental health, resilience and wellness

  • Stigma management and reduction

  • Disability rights and Self-representation

  • Transformation and inclusive policy arrangements

  • Mainstream transitioning of students with disabilities

  • Delivery of South African sign language (SASL) interpreting services


13 May 2022 – Abstract submission and registration opens

24 June 2022 – Abstract submission closes

10 July 2022 – Notification to authors of acceptance

24 July 2022 – Resubmission of revised abstracts

12 October 2022 – Indaba


The Indaba will be virtually hosted via Zoom on 12 October 2022 from 8:00 to 16:30.


Zoom registration: Click here

Abstract submission: Click here


For any enquiries, please contact Dr Ashley Subbiah at