June 2018

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Guest Editor – Miriam Hertz

Under the law, an employer is allowed to ask a job candidate “Do you need any reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of this job?”  I have come across employers who state or list “must be able to walk” and “must be able to see” as the essential job ...

Need Assistive Technology?

Are you looking for financial assistance to purchase an assistive device such as a wheelchair lift for a vehicle or hearing aids? Maybe you need to complete a bathroom remodel to make it accessible or need to add a lift in your home or vehicle. The Idaho Assistive Technology ...

NEWS FROM DAC NW

The time of year has rolled around to the annual Moscow Artwalk. DAC is proud to have been a part of this event for the past number of years. We look forward to showcasing the fabulous art by people with disabilities. People with disabilities have a unique outlook on life ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

    Ask about the airline’s policy on advance seat assignments for people with disabilities. For instance (1) should a passenger request pre-boarding at the gate? (2) should a passenger request an advance seat assignment with priority seat such as bulkhead or aisle up to 24 ...

NEWS FROM LIFE Inc

“We have done a lot of work with Ability360 over the past few years and it was a no-brainer when we had the opportunity to join forces,” AMP1 team member Richard Ramsay said. “With this partnership we really hope to grow the sport of stand-up amputee basketball and one day ...

Independent Living 2018 Conference

Please save the date for this upcoming conference! September 6-7, 2018 Boise Idaho Linen Building This conference will be filled with sessions to Empower Your Independence! Look for more information posted soon on the LINC website.  This conference is FREE to attend for ...

Technology for Independent Living

Frog Leg Mobility! The Leg Lasso is lightweight and durable and allows users to reposition their legs when they spasm or become uncomfortable. They can be used while lying down, which eliminates the need to sit up or thrash around in order to roll over. Originally designed ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

Who remembers drive-in movies? National Drive-In Movie Day is June 6th. The first drive in theater screen was 40 feet by 50 feet and there were 400 car slots. The slogan was “The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children are.” Wife Beware was the first ...

The Value of Peer Support

    Back in 1988, I was a very angry teenager. I just turned 17 and had a nasty car accident that left me paralyzed from the waist down. I was considered a ‘complete’ spinal cord injury, meaning that there was not even a slight chance that I would walk again. I was ...

History of Curb Cuts – 99% Invisible

If you live in an American city and you don’t personally use a wheelchair, it’s easy to overlook the small ramp at most intersections between the sidewalk and the street. Today, these curb cuts are everywhere, but as recent as fifty years ago – when an activist named ...

TIMELY TIDBITS

Quotes to make you think! “Nobody can see pain. They have no frame of reference for pain that’s happening to someone else. They can only see inactivity – which they interpret as laziness.”      ~ Elizabeth Haynes, Human Remains   Disability Products and Services ...