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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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President of Spelman College in the US delivers the Second Annual Reconciliation Lecture
2013-07-28

 

Dr Beverly Tatum
15 July 2013


Dr Beverly Daniel Tatum, President of Spelman College, the oldest college for African-American women in the United States, will visit the UFS early in August.

A highlight during her visit will be the Second Annual Lecture on Reconciliation she is to deliver in the Centenary Complex on the Bloemfontein Campus on Wednesday 7 August at 17:30. Prof Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the UFS, invites you to attend the lecture.

Dr Tatum is a psychologist and author of the critically acclaimed books, Can We Talk About Race? And Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? More information on Dr Tatum is available at http://www.spelman.edu/about-us/president%27s-office/biography

If you would like to attend the lecture, please confirm with Jo-Anne Naidoo at NaidooJA@ufs.ac.za

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