November 2018

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From the Editor

   As my favorite season winds down, I have a chance to reflect on my love of zombies. DAC was lucky enough to be part of a screening of “Shaun of the Dead” at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center. Zombie Fest is becoming an annual thing, it’s fun to hunt down the different ...

VOTE!

In order to ensure they can vote, the ADA requires that voter registration and the voting process be accessible for people with disabilities and that poll workers assist voters with disabilities if they ask for help. Some polls are still inaccessible requiring people with ...

News from DAC NW

Planning for the SPIL Sometimes we all take the philosophy of independent living that the SILC promotes for granted. The truth is that even those that provide independent living services often need to revisit the philosophy to avoid supporting a system of dependence. The ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

According to Paralyzed Veterans of America, the number one complain that they receive from members is related to problems with air travel. Shaun Castle, who serves as the deputy executive jdirector of PVofA, has had his wheelchair bent, cracked, and even lost in separate ...

News from LINC

  A Few Words About People First Language by Kathie Snow www.disabilityisnatural.com     People with disabilities constitute our nation’s largest minority group. It’s also the most inclusive: all ages, genders, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic ...

News From LIFE Inc.

EMPLOYERS WHO HIRE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AWARDED The Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment honored six public and private employers for their exemplary work recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting people with disabilities. This ...

CRITICAL THINKING ABOUT BUG OUT BAGS CONTINUED

Now, where were we? Oh yea….I left you with some homework. Did you think about the questions from last newsletter? Let’s see if you came up with similar items to mine. First, start by learning about the environment you live in. What good does that do? There are a couple of ...

Be Winter Ready in your Neighborhood

A change in seasons means taking down, putting away, and checking for supplies we might need during a severe weather emergency. It also means checking our neighbors and our neighborhood. For your home and family: – Replace emergency food and water you may have used ...

Technology for Independent Living

Deluxe Prism Glasses Have you ever wanted to read lying down? These Prism Glasses fit over your existing prescription lenses and are the perfect solution for those who like to read in bed or watch TV without getting a neck cramp or eyestrain. Lie on your back with your head ...

Links Worth Sharing

The PA BaconFest is a family friendly event has attracted pig-loving attendees from all over and features bacon chef battles, culinary demos, pig racing, hog calling competitions, bacon eating battles, live music, kids’ events and of course fabulous food. And did we mention ...

TIDBITS

Quotes to make you think! “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi Highschoolers Create a Disability History Museum A group of students from Waltham, Massachusetts collected artifacts and ...