Time to work together

Most of us have enjoyed shorter work weeks lately because of the Easter weekend and public holidays like Workers’ Day and election day, which was on May 8. I trust you have gone out in your numbers and made your mark. The canvassing by political parties has stopped. The radio...

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Integration starts with me

Rather than fighting for government, policies or society to fast-track integration, people with disabilities should work towards integration themselves We live in a country where government tries to correct the wrongs and inequities of society through legislation, while people with disabilities protest their exclusion by advocating for better accessibility and...

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Get a grip

With the correct assistive device, most mobility impairments can be overcome. PHILIP CASE reviews the Quadtools Reacher, which has helped him overcome his limited hand function Mark Twain once wrote: “Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.” As a quadriplegic with no hand...

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Kick guilt to the kerb

All parents experience a degree of guilt about their shortcomings, but is it any different for a parent with a disability? Guilt is a concept most parents experience at some point. Whether it is because they feel they work too much, miss sport events too often or aren’t the best...

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New world records in the year of championships

As the first quarter of 2019 comes to an end, we reflect on the various sporting events that took place Wow, I can’t believe we are already through our first quarter of the year. The sporting season has started in earnest following the Toyota SASAPD National Championships. What an awesome...

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How to address sexual concerns

It is important for every human to be able to express their sexuality through intimacy, but for people with disabilities this might be more difficult. Here are a few suggestions for resolving some common concerns Sexuality beyond the aim of reproduction is a major concern for people with SCI. The...

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Teacher and learner sensitisation

Our third article on integrating children with disabilities into an inclusive classroom looks at the importance of sensitising teachers and learners Last articles focussed on the importance of parents and or learners disclosing their disabilities to the school, with some practical tips on information sharing between the learners, parents, teachers...

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Exploring Cape Town

From accessible transport in and around Cape Town to the beautiful view from the accessible room in the Aha Quayside Hotel in Simon’s Town, here are some tips for exploring the Mother City While on my many travels for work and pleasure, I visited Cape Town and needed to arrange...

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My X matters

Political parties should be held to their promises, but we should also be asking the right questions. When you made your mark, how did you effect change this election season? While it is equally important for us – the voters – to have made our mark next to a political...

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