From the Editor

“Humor is a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood” – Mary Hirsch, Humorist. In today’s political climate, it is especially important to remember to laugh. Besides being merely funny, beneath the humor lies a rich layer of social commentary. ...

DID U KNOW?

Because he had suffered a stroke, Howard MacNear (who played the barber) had trouble standing. A special stool was built to make it appear Floyd was standing when he was in fact half-sitting or leaning. Floyd was also often seen sitting in his barber chair or sitting on a ...

NEWS FROM LIFE, Inc.

Accommodations and Disability by Hannah Werbel, DO-IT Ambassador When somebody uses accommodations, people often perceive that use negatively. It is often assumed that the individual using the accommodations isn’t smart enough to succeed on their own. In reality, though, ...

NEWS FROM DAC NW

LIVING WELL WITH A DISABILITY Here at Disability Action Center we are excited to offer a new program called Living Well with a Disability. This is an evidence-based program created by the University of Montana Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities ...

NEWS FROM LINC

A Different Kind of Service Dog By Drew Brooks, Military Editor The Airborne & Special Operations Museum will pay tribute to the canine brethren of the nation’s elite soldiers. A Memorial Day service for K-9 soldiers was held in partnership with the Special Operations ...

The ADA is Under Attack in Congress

The House Judiciary Committee is considering imposing significant limitations to the ADA through the passage of the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. Never in my life as a disabled woman have I been so terrified of losing my civil rights as I am now. On July 26, 1990, ...

Technology for Independent Living

Hand Held Dechoker Device The Dechoker first aid device is lifesaving! It uses powerful suction to safely remove fluids and materials from the airway. It works in seconds and is easy to use on yourself or someone else. It can be used in your home for up to two years. A ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

  FOVE and University of Tsukuba together have developed Eye Play the Piano. This project allows everyone to play the piano without the use of hands or arms and instead through the use of the eye tracking head mount device. The user can choose between sounds.   The ...

Wireless Emergency Alerts / Amber Alerts

Hey, Hey, Hey, Tis I…. One Armed Bandit…. burning up the keyboard, hailing from the main office of DAC deep in the heart of Moscow, Idaho. I wanted to share with all of you out there in the land of pixels and electrical surges, a webinar on “Clear and Effective Emergency ...

TIDBITS

  Quotes to Make You Think! “You can not be responsible for your own family without being responsible for the society and the environment in which they live.” – Justin Dart, Jr.     Universal Design in Higher Education This publication shares promising ...