June 2016

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Guest Editor Letter

I hesitate to write this… not for fear of offending anyone. You know, I don’t much care. I hesitate out of fear. Fear for myself and for my family. That’s right. I’m afraid… A kind of fear I haven’t experienced in many years. Yet here it is again, especially during the last ...

REV UP!

Make the Disability Vote Count! For people with disabilities, there is no time like the present! Elections that will shape our state for many years are coming up in November 2016. More than any time in memory: Elected leaders and political candidates are recognizing that 13% ...

News from LINC

LINC is Idaho’s Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities Office! Because no other office currently exists LINC has become Idaho’s Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities “go-to” for information and advocacy regarding this exciting and important program. Medicaid for Workers ...

News from DAC NW

DAC HOSTS ARTWALK “CELEBRATION OF ABILITIES!” DAC once again puts together a celebration of our local artists with disabilities. Held June 17th, from 4 to 6 pm, this showcase typically features a dozen artists in various mediums from acrylic painting to sculpture and garden ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

Summer time means festivals and events galore. This is another installment for event planners to ensure people of all ages and abilities are included in temporary events such as music festivals, street fairs, art shows, and farmers markets. Step 4: Provide Effective ...

(Nearly) Free Treatment for Mental Illness

Mental illness can disable just about anyone. Some women experience depression after giving birth, some people like me are on what the doctors call “the schizophrenic spectrum” of disease and have serious disabilities throughout life. Treatment is important for mental ...

Disability Issues in Election? Why Not?

Trying to get disability rights on the political radar screen is like playing the Powerball lottery: it’s a fab fantasy that’s unlikely to become reality. For decades, that’s what it’s felt like to many of us to get what we know from our disability experience and history in ...

Technology for Independent Living

APP MAKES DIGITAL READING EASIER E-reader and website developers have all toyed with ways to make reading on screens easier. It was a question Nick Lum asked himself and he wondered what it would be like if the text wasn’t just black on white, but in color instead. ...

Links Worth Sharing

  Slowing down or stopping a wheelchair can be difficult if you have poor hand strength. Tough Guy Design has an in-the-hand brake does that without adding width to the chair and allows users to keep their hands on the wheels at all times.     If you’ve ever ...

TIDBITS

QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK! “When you focus on someone’s disability you’ll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.” ― Yvonne Pierre, The Day ...