The silver rollers brigade

Everyone has to face growing old and grey, but with the right preparations it can be a satisfying, productive phase of life. Whether the colour of our skin is vanilla, caramel, toffee or chocolate, we all have something in common: as we grow older our hair turns silver. Spiky silver,...

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First-years: young and restless

Accommodating first-year students studying to become a prosthetist might be exciting, but it is also a great responsibility. When the university sends us first-year students, we are always a bit excited. What makes first-years so special is that they have had little contact with patients, doctors and the workings of...

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Bon voyage!

There are a few things to consider when planning an accessible holiday. With this basic checklist, you’ll be sure to have the trip of your dreams. With my daily work, I’m often contacted by people with disabilities asking for assistance with planning a holiday. Here is one of these requests […]

Budget speech woes

After the 2019 budget speech there is very little to celebrate, but with the upcoming elections South Africans have the opportunity to effect change. The new year has brought about many early challenges and opportunities for us all. There are some things we can change and others that need political...

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Easing the transition

The second article in our series on integrating children with disabilities into inclusive classrooms in mainstream schools focuses on the importance of a meeting between learner, parents and teacher. We know teachers aren’t always trained or experienced in accommodating learners with disabilities in their classrooms. In addition, all children with...

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Anything is possible!

There’s no such thing as impossible – and it’s time for the South African government to do more to include people with disabilities so that they might achieve what was previously thought impossible. As someone with a disability you are not meant to believe it is possible to be independent […]