Vicki Leeper

Letter from the editor

I always thought I was well educated on the needs of people with disabilities. Yes, the public needs to watch their language, notice where they are parking, and treat them with respect. But after working at Disability Action Center NW for several years now, that ...

News from DAC NW

DAC WORKS CLOSELY WITH PARKS FOR ACCESSIBILITY Since July is National Parks and Recreation Month, DAC NW wants to take a moment and look at how advocating for accessibility in our community parks is good for all. In 2014, DAC surveyed all six city parks in Pullman and found ...

NEWS from LIFE Inc.

LIFE staff have been very busy these past two months.  Two projects have proven to be very worthwhile and important to our consumers in both Idaho Falls and Pocatello concerning Community Development Block Grant funding. In Idaho Falls, LIFE works with the City with ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

There has been a great deal of confusion regarding older parking facilities and when they are required to come into compliance with the 2010 ADA requirements. This article will clear up this confusion and attempt to define alterations in existing parking facilities predating ...

New Movie About A Disability

A few years ago I read the book Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament by Kay Redfield Jamison. Jamison is famous for writing an autobiography explaining her experience of disability due to bipolar disorder. She believes there can be a ...

Technology for Independent Living

AMAZON ECHO AS A PERSONAL ASSISTANT The Amazon Echo is a sleek black cylinder, just over nine inches tall and three inches wide, that marries the radio on your nightstand or kitchen counter with the Internet. It functions like a voice-activated iPod, but it has speakers ...

Links Worth Sharing

A multi-purpose vehicle capable of delivering emergency housing and supplies to disaster areas then rapidly returning to base ready for another mission – that is the concept behind the Aid Necessities Transporter (A.N.T.). During blackouts, LuminAID lights out-perform crank ...

Guest Editor Letter

I hesitate to write this… not for fear of offending anyone. You know, I don’t much care. I hesitate out of fear. Fear for myself and for my family. That’s right. I’m afraid… A kind of fear I haven’t experienced in many years. Yet here it is again, especially during the last ...

REV UP!

Make the Disability Vote Count! For people with disabilities, there is no time like the present! Elections that will shape our state for many years are coming up in November 2016. More than any time in memory: Elected leaders and political candidates are recognizing that 13% ...

News from LINC

LINC is Idaho’s Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities Office! Because no other office currently exists LINC has become Idaho’s Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities “go-to” for information and advocacy regarding this exciting and important program. Medicaid for Workers ...