Grabbing life by the horns

Dlamini Qaphelani has spinal bifida and is currently an educator at KwaZamokuhle Special School in Ephangweni, KwaZulu-Natal. He shares some of the challenges he has faced and his achievements, showing that anything is possible with a little hard work and motivation. As a person with spina bifida, it was especially […]

Dissecting Wobbles: a memoir about life and disability

Andrew Marshall was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) – a rare, inherited disease that affects the nervous system and inhibits movement – when he was a teen. More than a decade after his diagnosis, Andrew shares his journey with FA, life and relationships in his memoir Dissecting Wobbles. While Andrew’s […]

Holidaying accessibly in style with Disabled Travel

The festive season has arrived and offers the perfect opportunity for a beach breakaway. Karin Coetzee, occupational therapist and content creator for the travel website Disabled Travel, reviews two stylish and accessible accommodations by the sea. Noordhoek Beach Views House Scott Raines, an American travel writer, consultant and advocate for […]

No need to break the piggy bank

It can be challenging to save for a new mobility device and still go see the latest Avengers film at the cinema. Here are a few basic financial tips to help you make every cent count. Managing finances can be daunting for people with disabilities, especially since employment opportunities are...

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Dreaming of true rainbow-nation classrooms

Inclusive education was on the agenda for the delegates of the annual Disability Rights Conference held in Pretoria in November. MARISKA MORRIS attended. The Centre for Human Rights, located within the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with Open Society Foundation, hosted its annual Disability Rights...

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New Year’s resolutions for the disability community

Over the decades, massive strides have been made in assistive devices, employment and the rights of people with disabilities. However, there is room for improvement. MARISKA MORRIS chats to the ROLLING INSPIRATION contributors and team to hear their views. This year saw several encouraging developments. In the United Kingdom, for...

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Mobility for all campaign gets going

As part of its global “Start your Impossible campaign”, which rolled out late last year in 21 countries, Toyota has launched its Mobility for All website. In anticipation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games, Toyota South Africa Motors has launched a new website under the Media24 umbrella entitled...

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