Washington ready to swear in first blind lieutenant governor

OLYMPIA – As Washington state prepares to swear in its first blind lieutenant governor, the Senate has undergone a makeover that incorporates Braille into that chamber’s floor sessions. On a recent day just weeks before the start of the legislative session that ...

Update on N Idaho Veteran’s Second Chance at a Guide Dog

KREM 2 News SANDPOINT, Idaho —  A disabled veteran in Idaho is getting a second chance with a service dog next week after his first one was taken back because of unrestrained dogs in the neighborhood. Former Army Ranger Bill Yeager had no problem holding his own back ...

Accessible Home – Affordable Home

A new study by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies finds that in the next two decades, more than 20 percent of Americans will be over age 65. As they get older, those Americans will need homes that feature universal design elements like zero-step entrances, ...

Coeur d’Alene local inspires city to build accessible boat launch

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A local man who advocated for people with disabilities has inspired the city to build an accessible dock/kayak launch along the east side of Tubbs Hill. Tom McTevia tragically died last year in an accident. However, the city said McTevia ...

Healthy, Happy Families Look Like This!

It’s taken a while, but the media is finally including the 25 percent of the American population that have a disability. With the recent popular television shows that depict disability in every day life, or hire actors with real disabilities, we are moving to a more ...

Spokane dedicates new ballfield for kids with disabilities

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 6 P.M. By Thomas Clouse tomc@spokesman.com(509) 459-5495 A dream to honor the late father of Major League great Cal Ripken Jr. converged Wednesday with the legacy of Otto Zehm as Spokane officials gathered in the rain to dedicate a new baseball ...

Quality Care No Matter Where

Freedom means a person should be able to live where they want and choose what they want to do and when they want to do it. Simple enough description but for many it is a fight, and one they are in danger of losing. For Lewiston resident Bill Rybarczyk, these are the ...

Wheelchair users find navigating Lewiston’s streets hazardous to health

On an all-too-regular basis, John Tribe puts his life in the hands of others. Two years ago, the 59-year-old Lewiston Orchards resident found himself needing to use a wheelchair due to foot problems brought on by diabetes. The experience has been difficult. But it’s ...

DAC Receives Grant from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

MOSCOW, ID – Disability Action Center NW received a $17,500.00 grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for providing access to ramps in the Palouse region. This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Ramp Up WA-Idaho program in collaboration with ...

Paving the Way for Better Access

Woman makes most of being a chair user by raising awareness for those with disabilities By BRIAN WALKER/Staff Writer POST FALLS — To see the world through Jessica Workman’s eyes, you’d have to be in a wheelchair navigating broken-up sidewalks, dodging spray from ...