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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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Vishuis triumphs in Steinhoff Residence Rugby Finals
2012-09-11

Vishuis was the winning residence at this year’s Steinhoff Residence Rugby Finals.
Photo: Supplied
11 September 2012

The Steinhoff Residence Rugby Finals took place at the Bloemfontein Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS) last Friday. According to Mr Rocky le Roux from KovsieSport at the UFS, hostels have been playing matches since the beginning of March this year to determine who will be announced as the winner of Steinhoff Hostel Rugby.

Matches were played in four leagues on the open fields of the campus.

In the main match between Steinhoff Vishuis and Steinhoff Heimat, the scoreboard appointed Vishuis as the winner with 52 points against 13.

Steinhoff is also one of the main sponsors of the Varsity Cup.
 

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