News from DAC NW

DAC NW CREATES AUTISM AWARENESS EVENT The best way to effect change in a community is to come together. And that’s what DAC NW is doing, partly to help fundraise for a new accessible stage lift for the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre and the community and partly because by ...

Disabled Providing Input for Roller Coasters

I was asked to look at a roller coaster ride to see how best to make it accessible. As a person who uses a chair, it is always great to have input BEFORE something is built rather than approach them later with the barrier it presents. And since I used to LOVE roller ...

News from the NW ADA Center – Idaho

     “Knowledge is a commodity to be shared. For knowledge to pay dividends, it should not remain the monopoly of the selected few.” by Moutasem Algharati The ADA National Network is the “go to” resource for information, guidance, and training on the ADA an its ...

News From LINC

A Brief History of Independent Living in Idaho Background The 1960’s saw the birth of a number of social movements.  These movements included the civil rights movement, consumerism, the rise of self-help groups, the de-medicalization of disability-related services, and ...

Technology for Independent Living

Bump Dots Many common household appliances have flat panel type buttons and for a person of low vision it can be impossible to tell by feel alone where the buttons are. Bump Dots are exactly what you need to help find the start button on the microwave or dishwasher, the on ...

Links Worth Sharing

Wheels Of Fun was founded by two families of children who use wheelchairs. Their fabric wheel covers are easy to install, machine washable and are an awesome way to express your personality and provide an individual look to you and your chair. These covers put people at ease ...

TIDBITS

Quotes to Make You Think! “I can’t swim wearing more stuff than you hang on a clothesline.” – Annette Kellermann Annette wore leg braces as a kid and her parents signed her up for swimming lessons to help strengthen her muscles.Turns out she was a great swimmer and set ...

Did U Know?

In rural America, where it can be hard to access services on a good day due to scarcity, location, or whether you have transportation, inclusive preparation and response is especially important. Here are a couple resources that can help people with disabilities plan for and ...

Vicki Leeper

From the Editor

There’s a song by Bruce Hornsby and The Range called The Way It Is. Every time I hear it I realize how relevant it is for today even thought the song was written in 1986, over 30 years ago. The opening verse recounts a story taking place at a line for welfare that ...

News from DAC NW

The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre and Disability Action Center NW will be kicking off their fundraising efforts with a free Zombie Fest on October 2, at the Kenworthy. The event features a screening of the fun zombie film “FIDO”, where in this futuristic 50’s styled ...