Mobile home park resident encounters surprise costs of moving

Virgil Edwards has labored to make his manufactured home comfortable and attractive. He put long hours into the landscaping and whimsical decor, and figured it was worth something – a few thousand dollars, at least – as he prepared to move on. But Edwards, 66, was ...

Advocates Pursue Guide Dog for Blind Veteran

Although veteran Bill Yeager is still walking solo with the help of his white cane, he may have another chance for a guide dog if advocates Cecilia and Don Myers, and the City of Sandpoint have any say in the matter. In April, Yeager, who is legally blind after suffering a ...

Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Is your website accessible? This is a great question and a great end goal. Web accessibility is mandated in some areas of the world, and everyone should take the time to test their own website for accessibility. Disabilities vary, of course, so the set up for color ...

Kayaking for everyone

Coeur d’Alene Press Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 am By DEVIN HEILMAN/Staff Writer  COEUR d’ALENE — The east side of Tubbs Hill could be the future site of a kayak launch that is accessible to people with disabilities. According to Coeur d’Alene ...

Mental Illness: One of the Unseen Disabilities

Recently my housemate was on crutches after knee surgery. She had a temporary but clear disability, one that all the world could see. I live with major mental illness, a disability that has – at least for now – ended my working career. My disability is unseen but sometimes ...

A Career in Care-Giving

Would you like a career that has on-the-job training, a median salary range of $20,000 a year, and potential job growth rate of 49% to year 2022? Personal Assistants make their clients lives easier and more comfortable and allow them to remain in their own homes. Having a ...

Group says proposed bill would eliminate Idaho’s health care gap

Posted in Moscow/Pullman Daily News: Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:00 am | Updated: 8:16 am, Thu Feb 25, 2016. By Samantha Malott, Daily News staff writer At least 78,000 Idahoans fall within the health care coverage gap, but Christine Tiddens, who works with Close the Gap ...

Latah County has big plans for parks

By ELIZABETH RUDD of the Tribune  MOSCOW – Some recreational vehicle sites in Latah County could be getting a little more accessible if a series of grant requests are filled this year. Latah County Parks and Recreation Director Andrew Grant said the county has applied ...

Martin Luther King Jr. – The Dream Lives On!

The following is an essay written by Lena Werner, a Moscow High School student who won the essay award and presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast in January. She feels strongly about creating environments where people with disabilities are able to feel comfortable ...

General Lifts – What are the Differences?

Before a caregiver tries to physically lift someone, it is best to look into obtaining a lift. This will assist a caregiver in the lifting process, such as from a bed to a chair. This type of device adds a measure of safety for both the consumer and assistant. Before looking ...