Four wheelchair users get a home revamp

After rehabilitation, on returning home, many quadriplegics and paraplegics find their homes inaccessible. Bathrooms and toilet facilities are especially inaccessible, particularly in rural areas. The QuadPara Association of Gauteng North (QAGN) selected four members, who struggled with this very issue, to be the recipients of the British Airways (operated by […]

Zonke donates IT equipment and software to QASA

In order to deliver effective service to its members, QASA needs appropriate equipment. Because its equipment was dated and no longer functioning correctly, QASA requested funding from Zonke Monitoring Systems, which kindly donated funding for IT equipment, software, audiovisual equipment, peripherals as well as assistance with payments to third-party service […]

Interview tips on world SCI day

Recruitment agency Bradshaw Le Roux marked world Spinal Cord Injury day on September 5 with a workshop for quadriplegics and paraplegics. The workshop focused on preparing for an interview. Delegates learned it is important to allow more than enough travel time to the interview just in case there is a […]

QASA funds wheelchair racers

The 2017 George Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC), which took place in February, is held exclusively for athletes with disabilities. They participate in racing wheelchairs, adapted bicycles, hand cycles, basketball chairs and ordinary wheelchairs. QASA’s Sport Fund enabled 101 wheelchair users to attend the event. “A most memorable and enjoyable time […]

QASA launches innovative Eish campaign

QASA has launched its “Eish” Campaign 2017. The campaign focuses on key issues faced by people with physical disabilities such as transport challenges, limited access to buildings, a lack of accessible parking and restricted access to the justice system. “The campaign uses a wheelchair Lego man in various environments to […]