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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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Extension of registration process to 15 February 2013
2013-02-08

08 February 2013

In response to the representations made by the Students Representative Council (SRC) on behalf of students who are struggling to find the financial means to enable them to register, the Rector and Vice-Chancellor has reluctantly agreed to permit registration to continue until Friday 15 February 2013. This concession is limited to the students who are attempting to register as current pipeline applicants or returning students. No new late applications will be permitted during this extension.

The process of registration will not take place in the Callie Human Centre. Students will register by visiting each of the offices involved.

This reluctant decision is based on the fact that compassion needs to be shown to families that are struggling in these difficult financial times. It is also taken reluctantly because of the knowledge that this places pressure on our academic colleagues, who have already advanced well into the first quarter of the programmes of study.

There shall be no further concession. The absolute deadline for registration is now 15 February 2013 as any further extension will significantly undermine the academic project.

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