Internet: threat or sanctuary for children with disabilities?

  In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3), the Council of Europe released a new report that focuses on children with disabilities in the digital environment. It found that the internet can be an equalising factor in accessing information and yet puts these children at greater […]

“I’m no different,” says wheelchair basketball ace

  It’s a measure of South African wheelchair basketball star Shane Williams’s character when he describes the amputation of his legs at the age of two as “a decision that’s probably every parent’s nightmare, but maybe a blessing for me”. Described by his teammates as the player who always lifts […]

Racing to recovery

Only five months after 30-year-old Colin Mitchell injured his spine in a motorcycle accident, he courageously completed the 35-km Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic using a specially designed hand-propelled cycle. While talking about his accident remains difficult, Mitchell enthusiastically describes competing in the road race and the endurance it required. […]

Inaugural Road Heroes Award

The Road Ethics Project (REP), in partnership with the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa, announced that former QASA CEO Ari Seirlis is its inaugural Road Heroes Award winner. This award celebrates an individual dedicated to improving road safety. “While we had many worthy nominees, Seirlis was head and shoulders […]

CBD oil for pain relief

Patricia Taylor, owner of Life Retreat, shares some advice on managing neck pain and the benefits of CBD oil in pain management: There is mounting evidence suggesting that cannabis oil helps alleviate symptoms of muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, autism, insomnia and depression among others. Made from the calming cannabidiol (CBD) […]

Digital accessibility made simple

  According to Forrester Research, accessible websites provide companies with a significant business opportunity, as people with disabilities, globally, have more than US$1,2 trillion (R17,6 trillion) in disposable income. Yet digital accessibility is not improving even though more than a million new websites become active daily. Many websites are not compliant with […]