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19 March 2019 | Story Thabo Kessah | Photo Thabo Kessah
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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Biostatistics celebrates 25 years at the UFS

Die Departement Biostatistiek in die Fakulteit Gesondheidswetenskappe aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UV) het onlangs sy 25ste bestaansjaar gevier. Die departement, wat die eerste en enigste van sy soort aan 'n Suid-Afrikaanse universiteit is, is in 1982 gestig. Die drie departementshoofde van die afgelope 25 jaar was van die gaste wat die geleentheid bygewoon het. Van links is: prof. Kobus de Wet (1982-1991), prof. Gina Joubert (vanaf 1995), prof. Robert Schall (1992-1995), en prof. Gert van Zyl (Hoof van die Skool vir Geneeskunde aan die UV).
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