May 2017

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Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

May 2017My family and I attended the SALN film festival screening of “Gleason” last weekend, a film about local football hero Steve Gleason and his life dealing with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). It was an eye opening experience for me on many levels. Typically I ...

New Website for Blind Diabetics

This new website is especially for Blind Diabetics – the Blind Independence Diabetes Group or BID Group. The purpose of the BID Group is to enable blind diabetics to improve their diabetes health skills, gain independence, and make new friends! The BID Group provides free ...

News From LIFE Inc.

LIFE INC. OFFERING A VARIETY OF SERVICES As a consumer-controlled, community based, non-residential organization LIFE, Inc. vests power and authority in individuals with disabilities. LIFE, along with the core services and self-directed attendant care program also offers ...

News From DAC NW

Calling All Gamers Hey guys and girls, it’s me again the one armed bandit burning up the keyboard, coming to you from the main office of DAC (Disability Action Center) deep in the heart of Moscow Idaho. I want to shed some light on a couple of mysterious boys coming to town ...

News from the NW ADA Center – Idaho

Service dog questions are one of the most frequent requests for technical assistance we receive at the NW ADA Center- Idaho regarding the ADA regulations. Recently we received a unique question regarding the obligation of an employer to approve a reasonable accommodation for ...

Vision Loss: What to Avoid in the Home

Nothing can turn a once-safe home into a constant hazard like a visual impairment. Household items and living arrangements that never would’ve given pause before suddenly become dangerous to anyone suffering from mild to severe vision loss. Before equipping your home with ...

A Self-Driving Bus that Can Speak Sign Language

   It’s been 15 years since a degenerative eye disease forced Erich Manser to stop driving. Today, he commutes to his job as an accessibility consultant via commuter trains and city buses, but he has trouble locating empty seats sometimes and must ask strangers for guidance. ...

News From LINC

Executive Order Likely Dooms Website Regulations for Public Accommodations President Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) had stated that proposed regulations for public accommodations websites would be issued in 2018—eight years after the agency began its rulemaking ...

Technology for Independent Living

Tilt Toilet Incline Lift Designed to help prevent falls for those who need assistance when going to the bathroom.                 Controls allow user or caregiver to operate the seat with the push of a button. This lift if designed to create easier transfers from ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

  Amaze your friends with this funny video about a “Hovering Mouse”, a product yet to be invented. Billed as a way to elevate your game and bring entertainment to new heights, the Project McFly is sure to end with a surprise!   We all know Google comes out with ...

TIDBITS

  Quotes to Make You Think! “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller       6 Rules for Surviving Adversity By Michael J. ...