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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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Congress: South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM)
2007-08-04

The UFS Department of Music invites all interested parties to the first congress of SASRIM which will take place in the Odeion on the UFS Campus on 23 - 25 August. This society was founded last year to replace the two separate South African music research bodies which existed, namely the Southern African Musicological Society and the Ethnomusicology Symposia.

The congress brochure, which contains all the relevant information and registration form, can be downloaded below.

If you have any questions, please call Matildie Thom (051 401 2810; 084 557 1123; thommj@ufs.ac.za  ).

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