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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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Kovsies leave NWU with a draw
2014-09-30


Kovsies, the reigning Varsity Netball champions 2013

Defending Varsity Netball champions Kovsies handed VUT a ballistic 77-16 defeat during the final round of the 2014 Varsity Netball championship in Soweto on Monday.

The UFS’s pride will now host the team from NWU for a semi-final clash on 13 October on the Bloemfontein Campus at 17:30. NWU claimed their play-off spot after beating NMMU 63-37 in the final round on Monday.

Kovsies also had to pass through the Maties team on Sunday, where they managed to claim a 56-29 victory over the ladies from Stellenbosch.

Despite their narrow loss against Tuks in the first match of the tournament, Kovsies displayed a lot of determination and consistency in the matches that followed. This just once again proved the quality of a champion side set on not letting their well deserved title go

To view the full fixture for this year’s Varsity Netball tournament, follow this link:

 

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