The Wits Disability Unit is hosted Disability Awareness Week, with events at the library lawns. Witsies had a chance to put themselves in the shoes of the disabled to get a better understanding of their daily struggles.
These pictures were featured on the Wits Vuvuzela Facebook page.
MIND THE POLE: Walking blindfolded was hard to adjust to without any help, for Prisca Thobejane 3rd year BSc. Photo: Lameez Omarjee
WALK THE LINE: Having to adapt to her surroundings, Lesedi Tshounyane, 3rd year MBBCH, swung her cane a few times. She said her experience was “awkward”. Photo: Lameez Omarjee
SEE ME ROLLIN’: Rolling in a wheelchair was “painful” for Thabo Boom, 2nd year BA. “I want to sleep. It feels like I’m from the gym,” he said. Photo: Lameez Omarjee
TITANIUM: Students were entertained by a David Guetta number performed by Chelsea Van der Merwe, 4th year BA (PVA). Photo: Lameez Omarjee
ROLLING IN THE DEEP: “You need a lot of upper body strength,” said Yasaar Moosa, 1st year BA. She said the experience was physically draining and the university needs more ramps, less grass and even paving to make rolling easier. Photo: Lameez Omarjee