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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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Intravarsity games pit Qwaqwa against Bloemfontein
2016-08-19

Description: Intravarsity photo Tags: Intravarsity photo

The Intravarsity between the Bloemfontein and
Qwaqwa Campuses of the University of the
Free State consisted of sports fun, some more serious
than others.
Photos: Bennie Prinsloo

Team Kovsies shone the brightest when the Qwaqwa Campus hosted this year’s Intravarsity on Saturday 6 August 2016.

As usual, both the Qwaqwa and Bloemfontein Campuses attempted to outplay and outclass each other in a number of sporting codes, thus strenghthening the Kovsie teams in each of the codes.

The highlight of the fun-filled day was the football match between the two campuses’ SRCs, with the game ending in a 3-3 draw. Coaching clinics were also conducted in chess, table tennis, tennis, and cricket.

Other results are as follows:

Football:
Qwaqwa Campus 3, Bloemfontein Campus 2 (male)
Qwaqwa Campus 4, Bloemfontein Campus 1 (female)

Basketball:

Qwaqwa Campus 17, Bloemfontein Campus 48 (male)
Qwaqwa Campus 15, Bloemfontein Campus 70 (female)

Netball:

Qwaqwa Campus 18, Bloemfontein Campus 40

Residences football:

Qwaqwa Campus 0, Bloemfontein Campus 1
Qwaqwa Campus 2, Bloemfontein Campus 1

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