Vicki Leeper

Letter from the Editor

My birthday is this month, and at my age I don’t need another do-dah or knick-knack. But something that really has the power to make me happy is accessibility. Since caring for my mum, I have become acutely aware of every little barrier that is in the way of her living life ...

News from DAC NW

DAC NW COEUR D’ALENE OFFICE HAS MOVED! March is a great time to get settled in new digs! DAC NW has moved their CDA office to Mullan Avenue in Post Falls. After some minor changes to the interior of this already accessible building, they will be ready for a Grand Opening and ...

News from LIFE Inc.

When Life Brings You Snow, Make a Snowplow Out of Your Wheelchair! If you live in Arizona, the only place you currently have to deal with snow is north of Pheonix. If you live in Pennsylvania, you have to deal with a bit more. 30 year old Tim Taylor (purely coincidence to ...

News from LINC

DIVERSIFY YOUR WORKFORCE! The US Department of Labor wants to ensure that the federal workforce reflects the diversity of America. After all, that is whom they serve. This diversity includes more than 50 million Americans with disabilities. They launched the 2016 Workforce ...

News from the NW ADA Center-Idaho

The ADA Center Idaho helps you to advocate with Technical Assistance! Let’s say you are attending a concert at the North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. You call ahead to purchase tickets and let them know you use a wheelchair. When you arrive, following their instructions, ...

Mental Illness: One of the Unseen Disabilities

Recently my housemate was on crutches after knee surgery. She had a temporary but clear disability, one that all the world could see. I live with major mental illness, a disability that has – at least for now – ended my working career. My disability is unseen but sometimes ...

Technology for Independent Living

Tommy Hilfiger Debuts Adaptive Clothing Line As reported in Disability Scoop, a major clothing designer is launching a line of apparel just for children with disabilities. Twenty-two pieces are just like clothing in the company’s regular collection but includes magnets, ...

Vicki Leeper

Letter from the Editor

The decision to move my mother from her apartment to our home was both sudden and obvious. Clearly, my sisters and I knew she would fare better living near what’s dear to her – family, familiar food, and her favorite possessions. My initial thought that my experience working ...

News from LIFE Inc.

LIFE invites you to attend FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK FEBRUARY 5 5:00-8:00 pm   Don’t miss this opportunity to view and experience art by local artists as well as regional and national artists in Old Town. The walk includes over twenty businesses, restaurants and ...

News from DAC NW

TRANSITIONING YOUTH INVITED TO SPRING FLING DANCE! Another great event is in the works – the annual Spring Fling Dance for youth in Lewiston and Clarkston. This inclusive dance features snacks, prizes and, of course, great dance music provided by a guest DJ. All ...