January 2017

Vicki Leeper

Letter from the Editor

A few years ago I came across the virtual exhibit put together by the Smithsonian Institute about the history of people with disabilities in America. A product of the public school system in California in the 60’s and 70’s, I can’t say I had much exposure to disability. In ...

News from LIFE, Inc.

People with Disabilities Vulnerable to Abuse Abuse is a serious threat to many individuals with disabilities. Research in the area of abuse against persons with disabilities is alarming as researchers document that individuals with disabilities are more likely to be abused ...

News from DAC NW

DAC Working with Business Owners to Provide Access C&L Auto Repair in Athol No, they are not fully ADA compliant but now someone in a wheelchair can get inside C&L Auto Repair. Stan, the owner, noticed that one of his customers used a wheelchair and couldn’t get ...

News from LINC

  Disability Awareness Day is February 21, in Boise, ID February 21 is Disability, Awareness Day and advocates are holding their sixth annual informational fair on the 1st Floor Rotunda in the Capitol building in Boise. The idea is to educate lawmakers and the public on ...

News from the NORTHWEST ADA CENTER – IDAHO

I have had several calls and emails in the last couple of weeks about snow and who is responsible to remove it. I have been stuck both in my vehicle and wheelchair because of the amount of snow we are experiencing. The following information provides an overview on the ...

BluePath Looks Forward to a Busy Year

  BluePath has grown a lot since it’s launch. From its initial listing of around 160 businesses, it now has 250! This is in part due to our volunteers. Students at both Washington State University and University of Idaho have been taking part in Mapathons. These events work ...

Accessible Home – Affordable Home

A new study by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies finds that in the next two decades, more than 20 percent of Americans will be over age 65. As they get older, those Americans will need homes that feature universal design elements like zero-step entrances, ...

Technology for Independent Living

A ComforTek Chair Let’s You Age in Place The Royal EZ chairs are a stylish, die-cast, aluminum-framed armed chair designed to give you elegance, durability with mobility. The wood grain finish applied to each frame enhances the décor of your dining room. Safer than a wheeled ...

Links Worth Sharing

Here are some links to great video games that capture the feel of being an emergency responder. Be prepared!   In Real Heroes: Firefighter, the player steps in the soon to be soot-stained boots of a rookie firefighter who has just been assigned to a busy metropolitan ...

TIDBITS

QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK! “At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you are living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals ...