November 2016

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Letter from the Editor

 You may remember I won a trip through the Road Scholars Program. I had never heard of Road Scholars prior to this. I chose “An Ozark Experience” because it was an opportunity to see the culture and arts of the area. And it didn’t disappoint. The scenery was spectacular, the ...

News From DAC NW

DAC ATTENDS APRIL CONFERENCE In October DAC sent several staff members and sponsored youth with disabilities to attend the APRIL conference in Reno, Nevada. At the core of this event is the relationships built between others, fostering understanding and good will, striving ...

News from LIFE Inc

MOZZERIA PIZZA HAS ALL-DEAF STAFF In 2011, pizza enthusiasts Melody and Russ Stein opened San Francisco’s first and only deaf-owned and deaf-staffed restaurant. “Being Deaf, I thought it was a far-fetched dream, but thanks to a change of attitudes and laws, I felt I had the ...

News from Northwest ADA Center Idaho

HP Driving Employee Disability Awareness in Idaho We cannot say enough good things about HP and their Disability Employee Resource Group. Members of the Consortium of Idahoans with Disabilities (CID) – partnered with HP’s Disability Employee Resource Group to ...

NEWS FROM LINC

AdVENTURE PROGRAMS OFFERS RECREATION FOR ALL Stay warm and active this fall with AdVenture. This adaptive recreation program is offered by Boise Parks & Recreation. Individuals with disabilities are welcome to sign up for ANY program offered. They can provide ...

Technology for Independent Living

This wristband turns your fingers into a phone A new gadget o Kickstarter is basically designed to make you feel like a secret agent! It’s called Sgnl, and it lets you make phone calls just by wearing a wristband and touching your ear with your fingers acting as the ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING by James Pickard

  The new ASL Dictionary App includes over 5000 words translated to ASL video. Better than a book or picture dictionary. Learn to communicate with deaf friends and family, use it as a learning tool in school or to become a Sign Language interpreter.     For ...

TIDBITS

Guide dogs helping Blind Athletes in Rio When asked about the guide dogs at the Paralympic Village, the cafeteria staff, the security staff, and the cleaning staff smile with joy and start describing Lexingon and Alan, the two furry residents who arrived with the Canadian ...