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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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Anglo Boer War: Book launched
2005-10-10

During the year end function of the Kovsie-Alumni Trust of the University of the Free State (UFS) this weekend, a book titled "Riders in the Night" written by Mr John Dyer, was launched.  The book deals with facets of the Anglo Boer War. Mr Dyer is an internationally recognised person in the world of conservation and a connoisseur of  African nature. Half of the South African sales of the book will be donated by Mr Dyer to the Kovsie-Alumni Trust.

 

 

From left Mrs Frances Hoexter, Mr John Dyer, Prof Leo Barnard (head  of the UFS Department of History), Judge Faan Hancke (chairperson of the UFS Council) and prof Frederick Fourie, (rector and vice-chancellor of the UFS).     

 

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