Issue Contents - 2007 Sep/Oct

Articles

HOTspot News - Bonus for Digidoor winners

Our Digidoor competition introduced in the last issue was won by Attie Eksteen of Norkem Park, who entered on behalf of his wife, ...

HOTspot News - Soweto Restaurant accessible

Access solutions company Jessen Dakile created a wonderful precedent recently when they upgraded the amenities at the popular ...

Reader Profile - Choosing the road less ...

Isaac Mollo is the friendly voice you hear when you phone the Bridgestone Firestone regional office in Isando, Johannesburg. In ...

Reader Profile - The eternal optimist

Meeting Ayeton Ohn, or Ayton, is similar to running into a whirlwind � a warm happy one with optimism that is infectious. The ...

SABAT Race - Louw wins AGAIN!

The Zwartkops racetrack in Pretoria hosted the 2007 QASA / SABAT Power Wheelchair Race, with a record field of 30 drivers.

Hendrik Heading for Beijing

Hendrik van der Merwe is a mere 17 years old, but the accumulated gold in his trophy cupboard is more than most people twice his ...

Men and Boys

The difference between men and boys is not the price of their toys. I'll tell you why. One of the top bike technicians in South ...

Disability Expo and Conference

Charlene Sunkel to speak

Chariot for Easy Riders

Barend De Graaf was already a keen 17-year-old motorcyclist when a work accident put him in a wheelchair. Thirty years later he's ...

Rolling Sport - WBSA triumphs in Africa

The Sasol-sponsored South African National wheelchair basketball team returned from the All Africa Games carrying glittering silver ...

Rolling Sport - SWASAP backs Wheelchair Rugby

Following an action packed three days of wheelchair rugby at the Kempton Park Indoor Centre, Welcome Ngeju, sales director of ...

SPORT - The Gelukspan Wheelchair ...

Damaris Helwig studied photography at the Tshwane University of Technology and spent her final year focusing on a wheelchair ...

Who says QUADS can't ride QUADS!?!

I have been dying to write an article about the life-changing experience of riding a quad bike. You see, I have been a quadriplegic ...

Road Test - Honda Civic 1.8 LXi R185 400.00

Honda's new Civic 1.8 litre LXi i-VTEC sedan is a beauty. The car is agile, smooth and quiet. Driving it can best be described as ...

Psychology - Identity and changes

It's something everyone has - an identity. Whether you view yourself as educated, sociable, healthy, independent, underweight, ...

Backache and Related Conditions

EXPERTS believe that backache and other related conditions are one of the main reasons of disability in the labour market. The ...

Grading Scheme launched

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa launched the long awaited Universal Accessibility Grading Scheme at the Tourism Indaba

QASA News - Tokologo House gets Day-care ...

On 17 July, the QuadPara Association of South Africa opened a day-care centre built alongside the Tokologo house in Protea Glen, Soweto

QASA News - QASA AGM 2007

The QASA annual general meeting was held in Cape Town on 4th August.

QASA News - Annual QASA Art Exhibition

The annual QASA art exhibition was held at Kirstenbosch from 3rd to 9th August and was officially opened by Patricia de Lille. The ...

QASA News - Recoveri Takes the Dis out of ...

Recoveri is a South African owned and managed company that provides an innovative microtag identification and trace solution for ...

QASA News - Career Opportunity

QASA is looking for a paraplegic or quadriplegic candidate to qualify as an owner/manager of the QASA Family Pick n Pay Franchise.

Columnists

Does Access impact Heritage?

In the architectural profession, heritage and history are considered an important part of the whole approach to creating and ...

Accessing BASIC Care

I've talked about problems that people have in getting the treatment they need from medical aids. Now I want to look at the ...

Expressions of emotion

Assistive Technology starts with products but ends up being about the person using it. I could write a book about the amazing ...

Stop and smell the roses!

Assuming that you dear readers read my article in the last RI which focused on my concerns as to the state of the administration, ...

Automotive Lifts and Tie-downs

We continue our focus on methods of transporting wheelchairs and in this issue explore automotive lifts and tie down systems

Weak bladder not a Problem

Gary Karp is a T12 paraplegic and is a writer, editor, speaker and advocate for disability issues. He lives in San Francisco with ...

Disabled PARKING BAY Disks

With 2010 World Cup soccer around the corner, everyone should be thinking about the inadequacies and deficiencies in the travel ...

Open letter to Oscar.

Dear Oscar Pistorius (South Africa's Blade Runner)