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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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Electing new student leaders
2013-08-23

 

 23 August 2013

 

Voting for the 2013/14 Student Representative Council (SRC) of the Bloemfontein Campus is taking place on 26 and 27 August 2013. Students are allowed to vote from 07:00 until 21:00 on these days.

Students may vote at any of the following voting stations:

The Red Square
Heath Sciences Cafeteria
Stabilus Building
Sasol Library
Student Centre
Flippie Groenewoud Building
Agriculture Building
Taxi Rank
George du Toit Administration Building
All residences

Please note that all students must present their valid student cards at the voting station in order to vote.

The new SRC members will be announced at a mass meeting on Friday 30 August 2013.

Voting for the Qwaqwa Campus took place on Friday 23 August 2013 and its new SRC members will be announced on Tuesday 27 August 2013.

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