DisOlympics on campus: Transforming how we walk and talk

Posted on May 18, 2017

 

The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, in collaboration with the Transformation Committee of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria (UP), hosted an event titled, 'DisOlympics on campus: Transforming how we walk and talk' on 12 May 2017. The aim of the event was to raise disability and accessibility awareness on campus as students with disabilities still often feel marginalised and excluded from the higher education sector. Natalie Vaz, the co-coordinator of Pathways Studio in Pretoria, accompanied sixteen of their students who joined in fun activities with 40 UP staff members. The final activity was a walk around campus that was aimed at raising the conversation of accessibility and how we can transform the higher education sector to integrate and include students with disabilities.

Pathways Students getting ready for the 'DisOlympics' Walking on the University of Pretoria's Campus University of Pretoria's staff members

 

- Author Robyn White
Published by Ansa Heyl

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