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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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University gearing up for Varsity Hockey Series
2013-05-09

09 May 2013

Our university will play host to the University of Pretoria (Tukkies), the Northwest University (Pukke) and the University of the Witwatersrand in the Varsity Hockey series. 

All matches will take place from Saturday to Monday at 14:30 and 16:00. 

The programme is as follow:

Saturday 11 May 2013

14:30 – NWU PUKKE vs Wits
16:00 – UP Tukkies vs UFS Kovsies

Sunday 12 May 2013

14:30 – NWU PUKKE vs UFS Kovsies
16:00 – Wits vs UP Tukkies

Monday 13 May 2013

14:30 – NWU PUKKE vs UP Tukkies
16:00 – UFS Kovsies vs Wits

The NWU PUKKE is currently the front runner with 14 points already on the log. PUKKE should also be the toughest team to beat this weekend, with the inclusion of two Protea players in their side. Sulette Damons and Celia Evans will be part of the Northwest’s attempts to stay at the top.

Kovsies and UP Tukkies will also boast with Proteas. Izelle Lategan and Tanya Brits will strengthen Kovsies’ team, while Lilian du Plessis is part of the Tukkies team. Both our university and Tukkies have 10 points after the first three matches played in Potchefstroom.

 

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