LINKS WORTH SHARING

OneArmedGraphics is a blog by Robbie MacGillivray, an arm-amputee resulting from a motorbike accident in 1990. He talks about his life with chronic pain and disability and his interests in graphic design, 3D art and photography, and also home-based side-business. He also has ...

TIDBITS

Quotes to make you think! “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr Durable Medical Goods Exchange Please call an office near you to make donations of durable medical items you no longer use or see if ...

From the Editor

   As my favorite season winds down, I have a chance to reflect on my love of zombies. DAC was lucky enough to be part of a screening of “Shaun of the Dead” at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center. Zombie Fest is becoming an annual thing, it’s fun to hunt down the different ...

VOTE!

In order to ensure they can vote, the ADA requires that voter registration and the voting process be accessible for people with disabilities and that poll workers assist voters with disabilities if they ask for help. Some polls are still inaccessible requiring people with ...

News from DAC NW

Planning for the SPIL Sometimes we all take the philosophy of independent living that the SILC promotes for granted. The truth is that even those that provide independent living services often need to revisit the philosophy to avoid supporting a system of dependence. The ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

According to Paralyzed Veterans of America, the number one complain that they receive from members is related to problems with air travel. Shaun Castle, who serves as the deputy executive jdirector of PVofA, has had his wheelchair bent, cracked, and even lost in separate ...

News from LINC

  A Few Words About People First Language by Kathie Snow www.disabilityisnatural.com     People with disabilities constitute our nation’s largest minority group. It’s also the most inclusive: all ages, genders, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic ...

News From LIFE Inc.

EMPLOYERS WHO HIRE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AWARDED The Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment honored six public and private employers for their exemplary work recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting people with disabilities. This ...

CRITICAL THINKING ABOUT BUG OUT BAGS CONTINUED

Now, where were we? Oh yea….I left you with some homework. Did you think about the questions from last newsletter? Let’s see if you came up with similar items to mine. First, start by learning about the environment you live in. What good does that do? There are a couple of ...

Be Winter Ready in your Neighborhood

A change in seasons means taking down, putting away, and checking for supplies we might need during a severe weather emergency. It also means checking our neighbors and our neighborhood. For your home and family: – Replace emergency food and water you may have used ...