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19 March 2019 | Story Thabo Kessah | Photo Thabo Kessah
Thokozile Thulo
Thokozile Thulo says the UFS has changed its focus in supporting students with disabilities.

The Centre for Universal Access and Disability Support (CUADS) has recently opened a permanent office on the Qwaqwa Campus The centre aims to ensure that the University of the Free State increasingly becomes a universally accessible higher-education institution which embraces students with various disabilities.

Thokozile Thulo, CUADS Assistant Officer at Qwaqwa said: “Our focus has changed from ‘special’ accommodation for individuals to the creation of a learning environment that is welcoming and empowering to all students. Integrated learning and education methodologies and processes are being researched and developed to create more awareness among lecturing staff. This incorporates universal design, faculty instruction and curricula.” 

The CUADS office assists students to gain access to study courses, learning materials, various buildings and residences, computer facilities and specialised exams and tests. For visually-impaired students, study material and textbooks in Braille, audio, e-text or enlarged format are provided. 

The office also supports students with various psychosocial and chronic conditions such as epilepsy and panic disorder, as well as learning difficulties such as dyslexia and hyperactivity. “In addition, we support students with special arrangements such as extra time for tests and exams,” said Thokozile.

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Kovsies onoorwonne in tennis

DIE mans- en vrouetennisspanne van die Universiteit van die Vrystaat het hul groepwedstryde gister onoorwonne afgesluit.

Die Kovsie-mans het die Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit 4-3 in sy laaste groepwedstryd geklop, terwyl die vroue met dieselfde telling oor Pukke geseëvier het.

Die wedstryde wat Maandagmiddag weens reën nie voltooi kon word nie, is ook gistermid dag afgehandel.

Die UV-mans het TUT toe met 4-3 geklop, terwyl die vroue hul wedstryd teen die Universiteit van Kaapstad 4-3 gewen het.

In vandag se halfeindrondes van die A-afdeling (mans) kom Kovsies teen Maties en Tukkies teen RAU te staan, en in die vroue-afdeling pak Kovsies vir RAU, terwyl Tukkies en die Pukke sake sal uitspook.

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