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Why getting more people with disabilities developing technology is good for everyone

5 Jun 2021

By The Conversation Unless you’re blind or know someone who is, you might not know that blind people use the same smartphones as sighted people. In fact, many blind people use touch-screen smartphones every day. The secret is that smartphones have a screen reader, a tool that allows blind people to use a mix of...

ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT: WANDILE KHUMALO – SYKED

4 May 2021

[04 May 2021, Johannesburg] This month we shine the spotlight on Syked, a virtual private counselling platform for individuals looking for alternative ways of seeking mental health support without putting themselves at risk. Syked works as an online wellness platform that connects clients to a network of vetted and qualified therapists via video call, text...

Reggae music inspired Rhodes University graduate to advocate for people with disabilities through his PhD research

4 May 2021

By Nosipho Mathaba When Dr Desire Chiwandire first joined Rhodes University in 2009, he had a dream of one day completing his PhD at the university and in 2021 his dream was realised. Zimbabwean-born Chiwandire initially came to Rhodes University to study Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations and Legal Theory, but he...

MEET THE MAN MAKING EXERCISE ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

30 Apr 2021

Victor Buitendag, who was involved in a motor vehicle accident 28-years-ago, which resulted in a cervical spinal cord injury at the 6th vertebrae founded, WHASCP Adaptive (Wheelchair & Holistic Adaptive Strength and Condition Programs). Exercise is great for everyone, it gets the heart racing, improves one’s mood and keeps you in shape. Exercise is said...

Record-breaking 2021 Toyota national championships conclude

27 Apr 2021

The 2021 Toyota SASAPD National Championships concluded in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape with a total of 48 South African records being set across two sporting codes. Powerlifting joined athletics in record-breaking performances on the final day of the championships with four new national standards. On the final day of the athletics competition, which took place at...

Toyota SASAPD National Championships 2

26 Apr 2021

Day 2 of competition at the 2021 Toyota SASAPD National Championship currently underway in Gqeberha saw three new World Records along with a host of continental and national marks. Single leg amputee, Maria Combrink, set a new World record in the women F64 shot-put event with 4 throws over the previous world best (10.35m). Her...

Toyota SASAPD National Championships

25 Apr 2021

Day 1 of competition at the 2021 Toyota SASAPD National Championships in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape got off in record-breaking style on the track and in the field with four new continental bests. Paralympic hopefuls Obed Lekhehle, Yane van der Merwe, Charne Felix and Puseletso Mabote reminded selectors that they will have a hard job of...

RespectAbility Unveils New Website For Growing Entertainment Media Consulting Team

24 Apr 2021

By Lauren Appelbaum Site showcases RespectAbility’s expanding network of consultants, as their work in the space of disability representation in film and TV also continues to grow Los Angeles, April 22 – RespectAbility, a nonprofit focused on fighting stigmas of people with disabilities in media and advocating for more authentic representation, is proud to announce the launch of...

World Autism Month: Silent Bring and Share

21 Apr 2021

“People with special needs should be accepted into society along with everyone else. The value of a person shouldn’t be solely fixed by his or her skills and talent or lack of them. It’s how you strive to live well that allows others to understand your awesomeness as a human being.”        ...

Six Tech Advancements That Will Impact The Future Of Education

20 Apr 2021

Digital technology is one of the most versatile advancements in the world today. It can be used in different sectors for unique purposes. Just as digital technology is making waves in the entertainment industry, it is also impacting education. Tech gurus from around the globe have teamed up with educators to create applications that provide...

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