February 2017

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Guest Editor – Why I March

A person I know asked why I participated in the Women’s March. First, I want to thank them for their respectful question. I appreciate what I know is their sincerity. This is long… >I March because I’ve been accosted verbally and threatened physically several times ...

News from LIFE Inc

   Idaho Falls LIFE Inc. helped create and run the Homeless Stand Down held Saturday, January 28, 2017.  It was located at the Veterans Memorial Hall downtown. They served a free hot breakfast to veterans all morning. The many free services offered included: Veterans ...

News from DAC NW

Grocery shopping can be a problem when you have to push the car and your wheelchair at the same time, especially if your hands don’t grip very well. Hand baskets don’t seem to carry much at all. So that led DAC employees to do some searching for an accessible way to get ...

News from LINC

The YAC is youth driven and will provide opportunities to have young voices heard. Youth are an important part of removing barriers and creating lasting impact for Idaho today, tomorrow and for generations to come. Make a DIFFERENCE!!! They are looking for new members, ages ...

News from NW ADA Center – Idaho

There is still plenty of confusion over the subject of service animals. The most popular questions I get asked are: What qualifies as a service animal? Only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA. They must be trained to do work or perform ...

Access to Outdoors Helps Parks Become Accessible

Elsie Lake boulder reset It was official last June that the Elsie Lake restroom in Shoshone County was made fully accessible. Sometimes it’s just the simplest things that become barriers. Previously large boulders were placed around the restroom to protect it from ...

Technology for Independent Living

The Dring Smart Cane This might strike you as a rather kooky item and perhaps part of the things that don’t need to be smart. But this isn’t a step tracker that syncs with your smart phone – it’s a safety device. People who use canes are, naturally, often physically ...

Links Worth Sharing

  Scuba diving has shown numerous advantages as a social and physical rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, allowing them to interact in a near weightless state, where barriers that exist on land disappear in water when given the right equipment and training. ...

A.T. SPOTLIGHT

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 equipment loaner ...

TIDBITS

QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK! “Bathrooms are simply not designed for any but the extremely fit and stable. While most bathtubs are comfortable enough once inside, the getting in and out is always extremely difficult. And for 20 years I have never complained or thought I had the ...