More mobility thanks to a new wheelchair

A new wheelchair has opened doors for Zethu Soya from Wells Estate in Port Elizabeth. Employed as a seamstress at the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (APD), Soya spoke of her gratitude at receiving a wheelchair through the annual Spar Wheelchair Wednesday campaign. Born with polio, Soya was able […]

Young golfers to compete at Inter Schools Gauteng Festival

The South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) First Swing Programme (FSP), sponsored by Canon South Africa, is gearing up for its fourth annual Inter Schools Gauteng Festival at Zwartkop Country Club on Thursday, August 15. The event will see aspiring young golfers with disabilities compete in a modified golf environment. […]

Making the internet more accessible

Toyer Adams, quality assurance (QA) expert at Black Beard Technology, explains how developers have failed to create an accessible environment online with website design that excludes some people with disabilities. Although the worldwide web has been lauded as a great equaliser that provides unparalleled access to information and opportunities, it […]

Artscape awarded prestigious international award

The Artscape Theatre Centre was honoured with a Fair Saturday Foundation Award in Spain in June for being at the helm of transformation through the arts. The award recognises both the theatre and its CEO, Marlene Le Roux. According to the Fair Saturday Foundation’s awards committee, the Artscape Theatre Centre […]

Teachers learn sign language

Embury Institute for Higher Education (Embury) launched the first South African Sign Language Teachers’ Training Programme in the country at the start of July. Students enrolling for this programme, which is run in partnership with the Development Institute for the Deaf and Blind (DIDB), will qualify with a higher certificate […]

Best and worst accessible travel destinations in Europe

A new study by the price comparison website Comparethemarket.com assessed the accessibility of 38 European travel destinations from the perspective of the traveller. The study looked at accessible accommodation, attractions and airports, and whether the destination received an Access City Award, as well as whether there were ongoing accessibility campaigns. […]