Adventure Awaits

        Escape confinement,            stand, stretch your tired body.                    Free your mind’s monsters.

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How does the Disability Action Center (DAC) assist people with disabilities to become employed and then stay employed?  DAC assists through empowering.  We empower consumers with disabilities to themselves lead the way because, ultimately, consumers are responsible for their ...

News from DAC NW

DAC NW Staff and Consumers Help Make Recreation Accessible! Michelle Porter and a consumer have been working with CDA Parks and Rec to make sure changes to the park are accessible to everyone. When deciding on a ramp that allows a person to roll all the way into the water, ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

More than 15% of voting age Idahoans have a disability. More than 14 million people with disabilities voted in the 2018 mid-term election. That’s an increase of 9% from the 2014 mid-terms.  To reach these voters, public events like debates, forums and town hall meetings need ...

News from LINC

Braille Sees A Resurgence Among Students By Erin Jepsen    For years the rumor has circulated that Braille was going the way of the dinosaur, made obsolete by technology. In reality, Braille is alive and well, seeing new growth among the younger blind population.    ...

News From LIFE, Inc.

Paralympian Embraces Her Story of Scars and Survival When Scout Basset, a girl who lost her right leg at 18 months, crossed the finish line in her first race at age 14, she knew she was going to be OK. She could see herself in terms of possibility instead of limitation. She ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

  About 10 million people with disabilities receive paid personal assistant services in the United States. These services are critical for social and community participation. And self-directed services allow for personal choice and control by the consumer.         However, ...

Links Worth Sharing

    Most wheelchair design is focused on users’ comfort in everyday use. Rolling Dance Chair supports dancers who can’t necessarily perform without mechanical aid. This chair has greater flexibility to move in any direction using a wireless connection and motion ...

A BETTER MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IS NEEDED

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is deeply saddened by the mass shootings that are far too common and impact every corner of our nation. Every time we experience a tragedy like this, people with mental illness are drawn into the conversation. The truth is most ...

Technology for Independent Living

DROP A BREADCRUMB This app was motivated by a need to remember where you parked your car. But it has many more applications to it. For example, if you are a kayaker who is blind, you can set it to drop your breadcrumbs at 5 second intervals as you paddle out and then use ...