News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

The Northwest ADA Center-Idaho wants to encourage each and everyone of you to get out and vote on Election Day. Let’s REV UP THE DISABILITY VOTE In Idaho! USE YOUR POWER BY VOTING! In the words of Justin Dart, Vote Like Your Life Depends On It! Because it Does! ...

Camp Unity Stresses Inclusion

You’ve seen them, countless summer camps held for children with this or that kind of disability – a place where they don’t have to feel different. Sounds like a feel good kind of an idea, but we are shortchanging the kids with this system, ALL kids. Camps that ...

Technology for Independent Living

EZ Step Stair Climbing Cane This portable, lightweight EZ Step Stair Climbing Cane is designed to safely assist individuals who have ambulatory challenges with ascending or descending stairs, sidewalks, swimming pools, curbs, automobiles and anywhere else where there may be ...

LINKS WORTH SHARING

  UBER is improving their access for wheelchair users. The company is making adapted Caravans available to lease to drivers. This leasing offer incentivizes drivers to get these Caravans on the road.   HULU will soon be making all of its full-length English and ...

TIDBITS

  QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK “How about being black, female, small, hearing impaired – how do you think that combination affects you?  I’m on a lot of committees!” – Frances DeLoatch Frances Deloatch was a wheelchair user who lived in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ...

From the Editor

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Always the promoter, a while back a contest came across my desk for a free respite trip scholarship for Hospice Caregivers. I pushed it out on social media and told the local Hospice providers about it. On a whim I decided to apply, since I have ...

News From LIFE Inc

EMPLOYERS SHOULD MOVE BEYOND MERE ADA COMPLIANCE For more than a quarter of a century employers have felt a level of exasperation with ADA compliance, partly because it’s complicated and partly because the rules have repeatedly changed. ADA compliance hasn’t been easy but ...

News from DAC NW

DAC HOSTS SUCCESSFUL ADA CELEBRATION July 29th was the first ADA Celebration hosted at City Beach Park in Sandpoint, Idaho. The long drive proved worth it, as over 100 people attended. Events included a free barbeque lunch, music, free t-shirts, facepainting and 3 on 3 ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

About a year ago, the Institute on Disability Culture published Ed Roberts: Wheelchair Genius, a middle school age biography. In the past week, an email correspondent asked what it was like to write a book for a younger audience. The authors first response was it was a labor ...

The One Percent

My disabilities are mental illness and arthritic knees. I former has shaped my whole life, from middle school onwards, while the latter developed in my late 40s. I carry the mental diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, meaning I sometimes experience delusions and ...