News From DAC NW

DAC NW is GOING TO THE DOGS Every week, it seems, a news channel will run a segment on so-called “fake service dogs”, otherwise known as, well, pets. These segments tend to turn into a tutorial on how to abuse the service dog system in America. And they provoke a knee-jerk ...

News From LINC

Bruneau Overlook Celebrates Accessible Feature On June 1st a celebration was held at the Bruneau Overlook. State Director for the Idaho Office of The Wilderness Society (TWS) Craig Gehrke collaborated with a number of groups to include accessible features in the upgraded ...

News from NW ADA Center – Idaho

     HP is taking great steps to engage their employee community to create a diverse and inclusive community. On May 23, 2017, HP’s Boise DisAbility Business Impact Network, hosted a disability etiquette training. To help with the training the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho and ...

Technology for Independent Living

Wheelchair Vented Canopy Summer is here! These power wheelchair and scooter canopies are perfect protection from the sun and keep you dry on rainy days. There are different designs available and come in multiple colors, allowing you to pick the style that best matches your ...

Idaho Talking Book Service

Is it difficult for you to hold a book or turn the pages? Is large print too small to read comfortably? Do you miss reading books and magazines? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Idaho Talking Book Service (TBS) can help. This free library service loans ...

The Gorilla In Your House

Acquiring a disability is a bit like getting home to find there’s a gorilla in your house. You contact the authorities and they umm and aah before saying something like “what you’ve got is a gorilla, and there ain’t really a lot we can do about them,” before sending you back ...

Links Worth Sharing

Imagine a touchscreen you can feel. Tanvas uses electrostatics to control friction and create virtual touch. You can feel the edges of keys, the snap of a toggle switch, the swipe of a turned page and more. With a realistic sense of touch you can create dynamic textures that ...

TIDBITS

QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK! “The advantage is that my brain sees and puts information in my head differently, more interestingly than if I saw like everyone else.” – Whoopi Goldberg, talking about her Dyslexia   Wheelchair Using Zombies? Typically, zombie shows and movies ...

From the Editor

“Humor is a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood” – Mary Hirsch, Humorist. In today’s political climate, it is especially important to remember to laugh. Besides being merely funny, beneath the humor lies a rich layer of social commentary. ...

DID U KNOW?

Because he had suffered a stroke, Howard MacNear (who played the barber) had trouble standing. A special stool was built to make it appear Floyd was standing when he was in fact half-sitting or leaning. Floyd was also often seen sitting in his barber chair or sitting on a ...