Did U Know?

Roosevelt Island Park Isn’t Accessible to People with Disabilities? The Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, named for the nation’s 32nd president who used a wheelchair for years, excludes people with disabilities, according to a class-action lawsuit filed this ...

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

  Event planners need to consider what performance facilities are needed, whether indoors or outdoors, or even if it is temporary. Stages are usually elevated to provide the audience with a better view, especially for those spectators that are farther back. This elevation is ...

News from LIFE Inc.

As a consumer-controlled, community based, non-residential organization LIFE, Inc. vests power and authority in individuals with disabilities. LIFE, along with the core services and self-directed attendant care program also offers many other services and programs such as: ...

News from DAC NW

Administering medication to your pet when you’re an amputee. Pets can be hard to give medicine to at the best of times. But imagine, if you will, having the use of only one hand and arm. Say What??? Come again??? I understand; that concept would never go through your mind ...

News from LINC

Attention Students and Young People with Disabilities! A new student peer support group is starting at LINC! The Student Transition Education Program (STEP) Graduate Peer Support Group wants YOU! This fun group is led by transitioning graduates and is for students w/ ...

News from Northwest ADA Center Idaho

The NW ADA Center Idaho receives a number of questions from small business owners. A recent call focused on the owner of a facial salon wanting to rent space in an existing building that predates the ADA. The owner is looking at rental space on the first floor of a 2 story ...

Technology for Independent Living

Handy Hand Tools Assistive technology exists for people in the agricultural industry. There are tools that help folks get the job done in the farm shop and around the farmstead. Let’s get back to work! Cordless Caulk/Adhesive Gun. Designed to eliminate hand fatigue, this 12 ...

Links Worth Sharing

For over a decade, Podiobooks were the backbone for hundreds of free stories from amazing authors, giving you content you couldn’t get anywhere else. But Podiobooks has merged with Scribl so now all of their original content is now available on iTunes, GooglePlay or wherever ...

TIDBITS

  QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK! “Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.” – Neil Marcus   Awkward Moments Making “I’ll Push You” Anytime two men ...

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 ...