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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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Certificates in Labour Law awarded

 Ms Plaatjies receives certificate in Labour Law

Ms Veronica Plaatjies, assistant officer in the Department of Mercantile Law, received a certificate in Labour Law. Here Prof. Johan Henning, Dean of the Faculty of Law, is handing the certificate to Ms Plaatjies during the certificate function of the department.
Assistant in Law obtains Advanced Certificate in Labour Law

Mr Solomon Coangae, assistant in the Faculty of Law, obtained the Advanced Certificate in Labour Law at the certificate ceremony of the Department of Mercantile Law. He obtained the Certificate in Labour Law in 2007. Mr Coangae is also an assistant to Prof. Hennie Oosthuizen of the Department of Criminal and Medical Law. Here Prof. Johan Henning, Dean of the Faculty of Law, hands the Advanced Certificate in Labour Law to Mr Coangae.

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