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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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Delegation from a medical institute in China visits the UFS
2007-09-12

 

A senior delegation from Changchun Advanced Medical Institute (CAMI) in China recently visited the University of the Free State (UFS) to explore possibilities of cooperation, especially in nursing science. Areas of focus will include staff and student exchange, semester abroad programmes, collaborative research projects and capacity building initiatives in English proficiency and various other courses. The possibility for students from CAMI to pursue a post-basic bachelor’s degree programme at the UFS School of Nursing will also be explored. This will be one of the first formal agreements between the UFS and an institution in China. The agreement will be formalised during a reciprocal visit led by Prof. Letticia Moja (Dean: Faculty of Health Sciences at the UFS) to Changchun during September. Pictured here are, from the left: Dr Yuan Zhao Xin (International Communication, CAMI), Prof. Anita van der Merwe (Head of the UFS School of Nursing), Prof. Gert van Zyl (Head of the UFS School of Medicine), Prof. Dr Xin Li (Chief Secretary, CAMI), Dr Santie van Vuuren (Head of the School for Allied Health Professions at the UFS), Prof. Moja and Dr Aldo Stroebel (Head of Internationalisation at the UFS).
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