September 2016

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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 ...

Technology for Independent Living

Obi robot arm gives disabled diners a helping hand Robotic cooking aids are gaining traction in the modern kitchen, but the team behind Obi has a goal more noble than just cooking up a gourmet storm. This little robot arm is designed to empower people afflicted with physical ...

Links Worth Sharing

  With UNI you can communicate with your peers in a whole new way. UNI uses a specialized camera that tracks both hands and all 10 fingers with incredible speed. Or voice to text software translates speech for millions out there.     Pebble App lets deaf ...

TIDBITS

  QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK! “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as WE are.”   ― Anais Nin           You Have Options! Want to make change and don’t know how? Are you turning 18 and have just become eligible to vote? Do you feel that ...