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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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Spandokter en fisioterapeut van die SA Rugby A-span uit UV-geledere

Dr Louis Holtzhausen (foto regs) en mnr Jacques Nienaber (foto links) van die Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UV) is onlangs gekies as onderskeidelik spandokter en fisioterapeut van die Suid-Afrikaanse rugby A-span.

Benewens bogenoemde is dr Holtzhausen ook onlangs gekies om as spandokter van die CATS se Super 12 Streekspan op te tree. Mnr Nienaber is vir 'n geruime tyd al die fisioterapeut van dieselfde span.

Dr Holtzhausen is die direkteur van Kovsiegesondheid en hoof van die UV se Sportgeneeskundekliniek en mnr Nienaber is 'n fisioterapeut aan die UV.

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