MS diagnosis: the beginning of a new road for patient and family

The moment of diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has been referred to as “the event that changes the future”. For many MS patients, diagnosis is the culmination of a long and frustrating process of experiencing varied symptoms, but without knowing the cause. Once a diagnosis is made it brings relief, but...

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Sail on!

Summertime and the travelling is easy October was a very busy period as the disability sector geared up for Disability Month in November, culminating in our International Day for Disability on December 3. There are many events to attend and my diary is full. Here are some of the highlights…...

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The Tonto Policy

Wilhelm van Deventer explains how the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) played a major role in the development of a new policy for passengers flying with their service dogs. “On Friday February 6 this year, my wife, my guide dog, Tonto, and I flew from OR Tambo International Airport to...

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A vital choice

For many of us, medical aid contributions are a major monthly budget item, but are you fully aware of what your scheme covers? And what about those who cannot afford to be on a medical aid? CLAIRE RENCKEN investigates. A common misconception about people with disabilities is that they are...

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A festival for the future

The Sandton CBD hosted a month-long ecomobility initiative in October, spotlighting what’s been achieved and what still needs to be done. MANDY LATIMORE reports. The City of Johannesburg decided to hold an EcoMobility Festival during the “Transport Month” of October to preview a future transport system which is inclusive of...

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Farewell to a legend

Joan Seirlis, a well-known South African architect and tireless advocate for universal design, which enables accessibility for everyone, passed away in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, on November 4, following a long illness. Joan was one of the founder columnists of Rolling Inspiration (RI), producing original comment and astute insights into accessibility issues...

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