Vicki Leeper

Letter from the Editor

I know the medical community means well. But when dealing with people with disabilities, there is still a long way to go. This month we will be working with Washington State University students to map accessible medical offices in Pullman, Washington. Over the course of ...

Adaptive Clothing for Active People

Healthaidesmadeeasy.com uses Velcro, magnets, snaps and zippers to design clothing to make dressing easier. Whether it’s a athletic wear, accommodating a cast, post operative and rehabilitation clothing or having comfort using a wheelchair, they have it! Included in their ...

NEWS FROM LIFE, INC.

Treasure Valley Guide Dog takes “Paws” at Snowy Sidewalks This January KIVI TV ran a story on how hard the winter has been on pretty much everyone. And it has been tough in the Treasure Valley, especially for anyone trying to get around outside. City crews have their hands ...

NEWS FROM DAC NW

DAC NW BUSY WITH MARCH EVENTS Disability Action Center will host a second restaurant fundraiser at Patty’s Kitchen in Moscow. This month, you can go out to eat on Sunday, March 19th anytime between 4 and 9 pm. Most meals are around $10 and Patty’s Kitchen makes GREAT Mexican ...

News from LINC

Tips to Prepare for your Disability Interview When you become disabled, it can be a very stressful time in your life. There are many questions and unknowns when you have to transition out of the workforce due to medical issues. While an employer may offer short or long-term ...

News from the NW ADA Center – Idaho

Winter weather got you down? Are you dreaming of spring? Waiting for the tulips to poke their heads out of the ground. With the beginning of March brings thoughts of the old saying, “In like a lion, out like a lamb”. This has always seemed a straightforward enough proverb: ...

The Tony Kettel Skate Gardens Come to Life!

         While walking the future garden site last Fall, Steven Corr of DACNW said it best. “When this place is finished, it will be the coolest park around!” The Garden Transformation Team of the Tony Kettel Skate Gardens is excited to bring to life the ...

Technology for Independent Living

EVERYONE HAS SPRING FEVER! Gardens aren’t just for the birds and the bees. Lot’s of people with disabilities enjoy gardening. And you don’t always have to have raised beds to be a gardener. Don’t be stumped about where to start, here are a couple of tools that make the job ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

If you ask your favorite mapping app for walking directions it’ll do its best, but what if you happen to be in a wheelchair? Accessmap has information on curb cuts, safe crossings, construction sites, etc. Let’s you get around safely and efficiently. Only available in ...

A.T. SPOTLIGHT

LOANER EDITION As many may know, Assistive Technology (AT) can be invaluable to people with disabilities. Unfortunately, AT is sometimes too expensive, not covered by insurance or the wait is too long to obtain the items. Because of this, several programs statewide offer ...