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 […]
One man, 30 days and 1 390 km. The aim? To raise funds for people with mobility impairments. CLAIRE RENCKEN reports In a bid to raise funds for the purchase of 30 wheelchairs, advertising executive TJ Njozela decided to walk from Johannesburg to Cape Town in just 30 days, in […]
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…...
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 […]
When Chantal Emery woke up on June 28, little did she know that her quadruplets were making their way into the world. THATO TINTE follows up with this fearless mom. Chantal Emery is quadriplegic and has used a wheelchair since a car accident in 2008 left her partially paralysed from […]
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 […]
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...
In its 12th year, the Quads 4 Quads adventure ride was bigger and better than ever. CLAIRE RENCKEN and THATO TINTE report Four days of off-road riding all the way from Johannesburg to Durban, for approximately 250 km a day, and then another four days on the return leg from […]
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 […]
No need to feel alone! JACO DE KLERK has rounded up the most hip and happening websites out there. The web has become an everyday part of life as we use it to interact with others – to share our experiences, support one another or find someone special, stay up […]