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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Smoking the pain away

Marijuana is said to be a natural painkiller. With the recent legalisation of marijuana for medical use in South Africa, we set out to learn the truth, the benefits and the perils for people with SCI. Rolling Inspiration reports. Advocates promoting the medicinal qualities of cannabis or marijuana (informally known...

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A joy ride to independence

Accessible transport, much like a mobility aid, helps people with disabilities to be more independent, access employment opportunities and participate in society. Rolling Inspiration reports. Few know better than Des Harmse that, with an adapted vehicle and driver’s licence, you can experience even more independence. Des is a driver trainer...

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SAB Foundation puts change on the agenda

The SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards returned this year to support and help grow programmes and companies that empower communities and people with disabilities. MARISKA MORRIS attended the Awards to learn more. The 20 winners of the 2018 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards were...

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Power wheelchair users go head to head

Motorised wheelchair users took to the Zwartkops Raceway Karting Track to battle it out for the title of fastest quad. MARISKA MORRIS reports. The Sabat Power Wheelchair Race returned to Zwartkops Raceway in Centurion on August 5. Sabat Batteries hosted the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and 22 quadriplegic...

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Dark days and light bulbs

Author and wheelchair user Tracy Todd shares some of her tips and tricks for surviving the gloomy times We’ve all been through dark days. It’s an inevitable part of having a disability. And I don’t mean the (often circumstantial) depression that befalls many of us for a period after a...

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GentleCath Glide gets the thumbs up

ConvaTec invited 16 catheter users to test its GentleCath Glide intermittent catheter. The verdict? Easy to use, with great lubrication. ConvaTec introduced its GentleCath Glide low-friction hydrophilic-intermittent catheter earlier this year. The catheter uses unique FeelClean technology that activates on wetting and helps to reduce the amount of residue left...

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