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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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UFS hosts last ANC seminar before centenary celebrations in 2012
2011-11-17

Since March this year the Centre for Africa Studies at the University of the Free State (UFS) has been hosting a series of dialogues about the African National Congress (ANC). This is in preparation to the party’s celebrations of its 100 years in existence on 8 January 2012. During the course of the year well-known political commentators and intellectuals delivered speeches at the seminars held on the Bloemfontein Campus. These included Proff. William Gumede, Stephen Ellis and Colin Bundy, who covered, among others, topics like the history of the ANC and SACP in exile and past leadership.

The last ANC Centenary Seminar of the year will be hosted on Wednesday 23 November 2011.The speaker is Prof. Benjamin Turok, Chairperson of the Network of African Parliamentarians (NAP) and well-known activist. Prof. Turok will speak on the 'Evolution of Economic Policy Thinking'.

Wednesday 23 November 2011
18:00
Odeion
 
Please note that the dialogue series continues in 2012.

 

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