May 2019

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Haiku

Turn on the bright lights,            and break down the walls you’ve built.                           Let love surround you.

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

  Hindsight being 20/20, I have reflected a lot on my mothers care before she passed away. We were lucky, my mother remained passive and good natured through the whole experience. If anything it was us who struggled with the realization her memory was going. Everyone in the ...

News from DAC NW

  DAC NW attended a demonstration of adaptive equipment for sports was held April 13. This special equipment makes hunting, shooting, fishing, riding ATV’s and even photography accessible to all disabled outdoorsmen. New assistive technology is coming out all the time. There ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

After some recent DOJ cases regarding web accessibility and the ADA, companies are all on “fair notice” that the ADA applies to websites connecting customers to goods and services offered at a physical location. Because technology changes so fast, it was hard to put in ...

News from LINC

Training your own Service Dog Acquiring a trained service animal is either an expensive proposition or one that requires spending a long time on waiting lists. For those that want to acquire and train their own service dog – there is help. YourServiceDog.com works at ...

News from LIFE

7th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 16th! Join the world in making web, software, mobile information accessible. This is all about inclusion. Started in 2015 by a single blog post written by a Los Angeles based web developer it has leveraged into an ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Washington State passed the first long-term care benefit program law on April 26th. The measure is a monumental achievement not only for Washington but for the rest of the nation fighting for services as our population ages. Hawaii has launched a program in 2017 that ...

Links Worth Sharing

  22% of adults in the U.S. have a disability. Accessibility matters. What’s the key here? The ways people with disabilities are driving innovation. Check out this blog about the impact of disability from the entertainment to fashion industry, to superheroes and ...

Transition Management Trainings

If you have the following education and experience, this training is for you! – Have a bachelor’s degree in health or human services field -OR- three years of demonstrated experience working with people who are elder, have a disability. – Are affiliated with an ...

Timely Tidbits

#AbledsAreWeird? “Jesus will heal you!” has got to be the weirdest one. It’s always a little bit different, depending on the denomination of the person saying it. I have a childhood brain injury. I’ve been a Christian for 9 years. Clearly healing hasn’t happened yet.   ...

Technology for Independent Living

Assisted Shaving Razor Until now, razors have been designed solely for individual use. As the population ages, men may need help shaving due to disability. The Gillette TREO is a new razor designed to help caregivers provide “a high level of safety and comfort” when shaving ...