Letter from the Editor

I have worked in events for many years now, but have only recently understood how important accessibility is. Inclusion is one of our core values here at Disability Action Center NW. For persons with disabilities, inclusion means designing an event that is free of barriers ...

NEWS from LIFE Inc.

Reality Town LIFE INC Idaho Falls assisted with the Idaho Falls Transition Team with the Reality Town Activity on March 15th. Approximately 55 transition age youth with disabilities registered for the activity. At the beginning of the simulation each participant is given a ...

NEWS FROM DAC NW

RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE With three offices, upcoming events will keep the staff busy the next few months. After purchasing a new office in Post Falls, moving in, construction for needed updates, DAC will be ready to show off their new digs at an Open House and Ribbon ...

News from Northwest ADA Center Idaho

Summer time means festivals and events galore. This guide will highlight some of the areas that event planners will need to include to ensure people of all ages and abilities are included in temporary events such as music festivals, street fairs, art shows, and farmers ...

Different Meanings

The terms “disability” and “on disability” have several meanings. At its most fundamental level, disability refers to being unable to do certain things. A person with arthritis in both knees, like me, is unable to run, and in that sense is disabled. Last year I took ...

FAKE SERVICE ANIMALS CRIMINALIZED

New bill that just passed in the Colorado house compares faking service animals to parking in accessible spaces without a permit. It has taken decades for service animals to be respected and understood by society. That trust is in the process of crumbling due to posers who ...

Technology for Independent Living

Never Miss Another Call! When you’re missing calls on your mobile phone because you didn’t feel the vibrations or the ringer is not loud enough, set it to vibrate mode and place it in the LightOn cradle to be notified by a flashing light instead. LightOn was ...

Links Worth Sharing

  Operation We Are Here is for wounded vets. They are a one-stop HUB of resources for the military community. Find access to services you need or even download a free thank you card to print and share with your favorite vet!     Idaho ‘N Heroes Outdoors takes ...

TIDBITS

QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK! “Memory loss is strange. It’s like showing up for a movie after it’s started. I’m sure I’ve missed something. I don’t know if it’s important or not. So I do the best I can to lose myself in the story and hope the gaps don’t matter. Later, I can look ...

Vicki Leeper

Letter from the Editor

In my home care setting for my Mum, I have learned the value of talking to my peers – people who have been there. I have learned far more from them; my friends, my neighbors, my co-workers, than from any medical establishment. I know the medical community wants to help, but ...