News from DAC NW

Youth Transition and Career Mentoring Day Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occur when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. Ideally everyone during these transition years acquires knowledge and skills to ...

News from NW ADA Center Idaho

It is important to know that Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs are vastly different and the terms “Service Dog” and “Therapy Dog” should NOT be interchanged with one another.  Federal Law states that a Service Animal is NOT a pet.  According to the ...

News from LINC

What do showering, brushing your teeth, and “visiting the porcelain throne” have to do with energy levels and community participation? More than you think, especially for people with mobility impairments, RTC: Rural of University of Montana is researching these impacts. They ...

News from LIFE

ADVANTAGES OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR IN HOME CARE      The in home care industry is struggling to find employees to provide care to people throughout the region. But where else can you find a job with just a genuine desire to help others and absolutely no ...

Technology for Independent Living

Hands Free Leash Wiredog’s new hands-free dog leash system is named after a “come along”, a tool used to move and pull things that might otherwise be difficult to move. Sometimes that difficult thing may be a person 😉 This hands free dog leash is your dog’s tool to pull you, ...

Links Worth Sharing

You don’t see time flying by, you feel it! Dot is the first tactile smart watch that uses active braille technology. This minimalistic white watch tells date and time, let’s you get notifications, calls and messages from your smart phone, all using tactile braille. And it ...

TIDBITS

  QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK! “Without peers to celebrate, cry, share stories with, empathize, and laugh with, life quickly becomes meaningless.” – Emily Wolinsky, one of the reluctant “Jerry’s Kids” from telethons past. Fun Tattoos Some people show their disability pride ...

From the Editor

When I talk to people about disabilities, many automatically think about the obvious, including mobility impairments and common sensory disabilities like blindness. There are a number of other conditions that are typically invisible to others. You may have spotted someone ...

News From DAC NW

Disability Action Center NW is a 501(c)3 non-profit advocacy center that has been in operation since 1990. They work for changes at the community, state, and national levels to remove physical, communication, and attitude barriers for people with disabilities. DAC NW has ...

NEWS FROM NW ADA IDAHO

If you as a consumer with a disability want to personally encourage access, the following are 7 simple steps you can take: Develop a Plan of Action- If you believe that you have been denied access to a place of business, the first thing for you to consider is what steps you ...