Economic empowerment in the spotlight

The White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is essential to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equal citizens in society and can greatly impact on their economic empowerment The White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (WPRPD) is an important construct in the...

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Meeting the principal

In our first instalment of a series of articles about integrating children with disabilities into mainstream classrooms, we look at how parents can ease their transition With a big push towards inclusive education rather than segregated special education, more and more mainstream schools are welcoming children with disabilities in their...

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Deep breath

The respiratory system can be affected in many ways after an SCI, and its health is an important aspect of long-term care. Here are some guidelines for taking care of the respiratory system post-injury Your respiratory system (or pulmonary system) is responsible for breathing. This system, through the lungs, enables...

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Should your prosthesis be anchored to the bone?

Traditionally a prosthesis is fitted onto the place of amputation with the help of a socket. However, osseointegration could do away with sockets for good – at least for the right candidate Bone anchoring prosthesis or osseointegration refers to a prosthesis attached directly to a patient’s skeleton or bone at...

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Holidaying accessibly in style

Karin Coetzee, occupational therapist and content creator for the travel website Disabled Travel, reviews stylish and accessible seaside accommodation. The View in Simon’s Town “Being wheelchair-dependent should not be a hindrance to holidaying.” This is the belief of the family who lets their lovely holiday house overlooking False Bay in...

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