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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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Kovsie Bequest society presents workshop on estates

The Kovsie Bequest Society (KBS) of the University of the Free State (UFS) will present a workshop on estate planning and estate administration:

Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Time: 09:00-13:00
Place: Reitz Hall, Centenary Complex, UFS Main Campus

The presenter of the session on estate planning is Mr Gert Nel, Director of Corporate Tax at PriceWaterhouse Coopers. He will focus on trusts and tax. Prof. Johan van Schalkwyk, Head of the UFS Department of Private Law will present the session on estate administration.

Interpreting services from Afrikaans to English will be available. The cost is R400.00 per person, which includes lunch, tea and refreshments. Enquiries can be directed to Ms Kathy Verwey at 051 401 9343 or .

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