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Quotes to make you think! “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi Highschoolers Create a Disability History Museum A group of students from Waltham, Massachusetts collected artifacts and ...

Guest Editor – Miriam Hertz

It was the summer of 2010, and I was wearing my official badge ad the special shoulder bag, each displaying the elaborate insignia of the U.S. Census Bureau. My shoulder bag held a clipboard, some record keeping odds and ends, and the heavy and very orange census takers’ ...

What we get wrong about Disability

Are we giving people with disabilities the attention they deserve? One in five people in the U.S. has a disability. People with disabilities are the original life hackers. There is a good chance that someone with a disability has already been working on a problem that ...

NEWS FROM DAC NW

Career Mentoring Day – North Central Idaho     DAC NW is gearing up for another Career Mentoring Day in each of its office locations this year! Moscow’s is set for November 15th, and Lewiston and Spokane will also be hosting their own. CMD hosts career exploration for ...

NEWS FROM NORTHWEST ADA CENTER IDAHO

Accessible Airline Restrooms and more! Last year, Congress directed U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to move forward in issuing a rule concerning access to restrooms on single-aisle aircraft. Despite the 2016 agreement of members of a DOT rule making committee to make ...

NEWS FROM LIFE, INC.

TALKING CAMERA APP IS FREE! About a year ago there was a new iPhone app, free, called Seeing AI. The brainchild of Saqib Shaikh, a Microsoft developer who is himself blind, this app is something of a blind person’s dream come true. It can read your mail, tell you whether ...

NEWS FROM LINC

Regional Independent Living Conference   This year’s conference will be held September 6-7 at the Linen Building in Boise, Idaho. For two days attendees will have networking, workshops, field events and guest speakers.     Featured guest speaker is filmmaker Joe Stone. ...

CRITICAL THINKING ABOUT BUG OUT BAGS

Hello all, it is James again, coming to you from Disability Action Center in Moscow, the gateway to the beautiful panhandle of Idaho. This month I would like to speak to you about Bug-out-bags. The reason why is because “we” as a state are in the midst of wildfire season! As ...

Technology for Independent Living

Ultimate Foot Circulator If you suffer from neuropathy and foot pain or have trouble exercising this may help. The Carex device uses TENS Therapy to deliver relief by relaxing stiff muscles, reduce swelling in feet and ankles and increase blood circulation in healthy ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

  A Bug-Out-Bag list is not one size fits all. But a great Bug-Out-Bag starts with a great list! This site has a list of 75 essentials to choose from. It should be a fun and enjoyable experience building it and knowing what you are planning for in advance makes it ...