Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees

Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees By Hanif Kruger – mail@hanif.co Last updated on Wednesday 12 August 2020 The outbreak of Covid-19 has wrought disruption on a massive scale, with organisations across the country scrambling to keep their businesses operational while ensuring the safety of their staff. It is clear thatContinue reading Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees

Court challenge to government’s ‘peanut butter sandwich ban’

A free peanut butter sandwich was the sole daily meal for hundreds of Krugersdorp West residents, many of them children. But in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, some charities were stopped from distributing any food. Cradle of Hope (COH) is now challenging this in an urgent application in the Pretoria High Court, set downContinue reading Court challenge to government’s ‘peanut butter sandwich ban’

How to build children’s resilience, and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns

A family go for a hand-in-hand walk along a street of the old city, in Pamplona, northern Spain, April 27, 2020, as some social distancing rules are relaxing after weeks of quarantine. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) Carolyn FitzGerald, Wilfrid Laurier University The world is upside down right now due to coronavirus. Although there are early signsContinue reading How to build children’s resilience, and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns

Community based workers can help disabled people access services during COVID-19

Health workers go door-to-door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa. Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images Theresa Lorenzo, University of Cape Town; Anthea Hansen, University of Cape Town; Harsha Dayal, University of Johannesburg, and Sumaya Gabriels, University of Cape Town People with disabilities face stigma because of their impairments. They are often marginalised,Continue reading Community based workers can help disabled people access services during COVID-19

Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limited

Less recreational screen time is better for children. Shutterstock John J Reilly, University of Strathclyde ; Anthony (Tony) Okely, University of Wollongong; Catherine Draper, University of the Witwatersrand, and Mark S. Tremblay, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa There is increasing concern about the amount of time children and adolescents are spending in recreational screen time. There’sContinue reading Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limited

Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

With online learning, children are staring at computer screens for more hours each day. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Shu-Fang Shih, University of Michigan and Olivia Killeen, University of Michigan The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their eyes. With schools shifting to online lessons at home, childrenContinue reading Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids’ eyesight