Issue Contents - 2006 Sep/Oct

Articles

HotSpot News - Sharing the experience

To step onto Robben Island is a spiritual experience for all visitors. Your senses are heightened as you feel the struggle and walk ...

Hotspot News - Lending a helping hand

CE Mobility embraced Nedbank's "Show Your Hands, Show Your Heart" initiative when it donated mobility products worth more than R30 ...

Seeing life differently

It is not often a doctor can truly tell his patients he knows how they feel. Dr Richard Mayoyo can. He performs operations in the ...

Beach permits more readily available to ...

Beach permits have lately become more readily available to people with disabilities who can only reach the beach by means of a vehicle.

Conquering the Channel

"Due to severe pain I reluctantly had to abort. Did about 20 kms in seven hours. Wonderful experience." That was the SMS reporting ...

Doing it for themselves

Well known to the community it forms part of and well supported by it, one could say Ry-Ma In is an institute in Linden, ...

Inspired PRODUCTS - Enjoy an independent ...

Local company JessenDakile enables South Africans living with a physical impairment to achieve the kind of freedom, mobility and ...

Bull's eye

The Wheelie Kings Dart Club started with a phone call from the Northern Suburbs Darts Association in the Western Cape inviting some ...

Murderball Premiere

QASA hosted a premiere of the fantastic movie, Murderball in Rosebank, Johannesburg recently.

Hotspot News - Quads 4 Quads 2006 - An ...

Quads 4 Quads is an annual event organised by Family Adventures to raise funds for QASA. This year 300 quad bike riders will ride, ...

Hotspot News - Mthatha - Developing for ...

Mthatha (Umtata) in the former Transkei is a hive of activity, dust in the main road, vendors announcing their daily specials, ...

QASA News - QASA Capacity Building ...

QASA is planning for the future by conducting capacity-building workshops for our members across South Africa in the coming months.

QASA News - QASA Annual Art Exhibition

On Thursday,7 September, the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) along with Joseph's Incorporated Attorneys will launch a ...

QASA News - A perfect fit

Fit For Bed has donated a Harris e Base bed to the David Lewis House in Johannesburg. The Harris e Base Bed is an Adjustable ...

Columnists

Invisible success!

Successful universal design should be so good that when you get it right it is actually invisible!

Chronic pain - Identify your roadblocks

Last time round I stressed the importance of understanding just what type of chronic pain you have. In this issue I want to share ...

Computer Access - Rollerballs and Joysticks

In the last issue we looked at the SmartNAV headmouse and we are still on the subject of Computer Access. In this issue we will ...

Looking critically at COIDA

COIDA replaces the Workman's Compensation Act and is grounded within the human rights culture. With many of the PWD sector living ...

Time to get tough

Well spring has sprung, the grass is riz and I wonder where the birdies is? As we drag ourselves out of the winter blues, it's a ...

Home automation and environmental controls

Graham Clarke is locked in his body. He is totally paralysed and unable to talk, yet his brain functions normally. He lives with ...

How to explain your body

The first time intimate interaction after a disability is a very daunting prospect. However, instead of thinking you may 'scare ...

Horse riding for people with disabilities

The dust in the paddock settles, and Christy could be seen hanging onto the horse's neck for dear life, sobbing her heart out ...

Airline guidelines for passengers with special needs

Following on from last my column in the last issue, here are the various airlines own guidelines which they have for carrying ...

Don't fight without the answers

We've had some breakthroughs over recent months; and learnt a great deal about our way forward.