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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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The clash of the campuses
2014-08-08

Kovsies, start flexing your thumbs, bulging your biceps and polishing your suit of armour – a new kind of Intravarsity is about to erupt.

Themed, ‘Made at Kovsies’, this year’s Intravarsity takes place from 8 – 10 August 2014. Kovsie students from Qwaqwa and Bloemfontein will again face each other in events ranging from soccer to volleyball, from table tennis to chess.

This time round, though, Intravarsity is throwing the net of friendly rivalry even further. A Gaming League will give computer gamers a chance to show their skill in cyber space. The Ultimate Frizbee championship will test contestants’ reflexes.

Students with nerves of steel can face each other in the Gladiator event or plunge into the 7-a-side rugby matches. Those with a gentler approach can join the Women’s Day fun run.

During the Kovsie United Music Festival, opponents can become friends at the Rag Farm on the Friday evening. Sêr finals will carry the beat into Saturday night with residences battling it out in song.

 

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