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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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Kovsie’s big break legacy
2013-03-12

 

Zama Sibinda
Photo: Zama Sibinda
08 March 2013


The University of the Free State is proud of Zama Sibinda’s national accomplishment. The BCom Honours student were selected in the top 25 from a list of 2 500 contestants to take part in the “The big break legacy” competition that will be broadcast on SABC. This show aims to start a global revolution of entrepreneurs that will build new enterprises which are innovative, exciting and sustainable and that contributes meaningfully towards the social development of communities.

Zama’s concept is that of a night billboard which can be seen from every angle in a particular city where it will be displayed. The billboard will be reflected towards the sky using a laser hologram projector and it will only work at night. “This billboard would be ideal for specific cities such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, New York and Las Vegas that hardly sleep,” says Zama.

To vote Zama into the top 12 of the competition, please sms “Zama Sibinda” to 33614 (sms rates: R1.50. Ts &Cs apply).The competition lines are open from 8 March till 12 March 2013.

More information: Students can follow Zama on twitter: @Mr Sibinda. They can also like his FACEBOOK page: Zama Sibinba.

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