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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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UFS launches the Itjoriseng Project
2008-03-28

 

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) launched the Itjoriseng Project yesterday on the Main Campus in Bloemfontein. The aim of the project is to improve the skills of teachers in the subjects Mathematics and Physical Science for Grades 10-12. "Itjoriseng" is the Sotho word for "sharpen yourself". At the launch were, from the left: Mr Mzamo Jacobs, Director: Curriculum Development for Further Education and Training, Free State Department of Education, Mr Johan Kruger, Manager: Teaching and Learning at the faculty, Ms Elna Marais, Chief Education Specialist: Curriculum Development, Free State Department of Education, and Prof. Herman van Schalkwyk, Dean: Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the UFS.

Photo: Stephen Collett

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