August 2017

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From the Editor

When I talk to people about disabilities, many automatically think about the obvious, including mobility impairments and common sensory disabilities like blindness. There are a number of other conditions that are typically invisible to others. You may have spotted someone ...

News From DAC NW

Disability Action Center NW is a 501(c)3 non-profit advocacy center that has been in operation since 1990. They work for changes at the community, state, and national levels to remove physical, communication, and attitude barriers for people with disabilities. DAC NW has ...

NEWS FROM NW ADA IDAHO

If you as a consumer with a disability want to personally encourage access, the following are 7 simple steps you can take: Develop a Plan of Action- If you believe that you have been denied access to a place of business, the first thing for you to consider is what steps you ...

Humor – No Nursing Home for Me!!

No nursing home for me! I’ll be checking into a ‘Holiday Inn’! With the average cost for a nursing home at $188 per day, there is a better way when we get old and feeble. I’ve already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long-term stay discount and ...

There’s an App for That!

Hello SMART phone fans, Tis I…. One Armed Bandit…. burning up the keyboard, hailing from the main office of DAC deep in the heart of Moscow Idaho. For the last few days I been surfing the web looking for apps that will aid individuals with disabilities. After pouring over ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

Written two years ago, Renata’s Street intends to infuse children with positive attitudes that afford them insight into disabilities as a normal part of life. It allows them to realize it is the surroundings, rather than the disability itself, that keeps this group of people ...

Technology for Independent Living

uControll Door Opener This remote controlled device enables you to regain or maintain your independence. If you use a walker, wheelchair or crutches, don’t risk backing up and possibly falling. Operate any interior door remotely with the handheld controller. It easily ...

TIDBITS

QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK! “Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork – ...