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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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Rag reaches out to the community
2007-09-17

The spirit of Ubuntu was again reflected this year in a community outreach programme of the University of the Free State's (UFS) Rag when residence students from the Main Campus in Bloemfontein recently visited various centres in Bloemfontein to distribute hampers. Almost 850 hampers were distributed to residents from Mooihawe, Ons Tuiste, Boikhuco Old Aged Home, Omega Service Centre, Nicro's Street Children Project, The Salvation Army, Pelonomi Hospital and the Heidedal Feeding Scheme. The students were thanked with song, prayer and dancing. During the visit to Pelonomi Hospital were, from the left: Flip van Niekerk (Project leader of Ubuntu 2007), Mandus Taljard (Residente committee member for Rag from Veritas Residence), Moretlo Phakoe (Residence committee member for Rag from Madelief Residence) and a staff member and patient from Pelonomi Hospital.

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