April 2021

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April 2021 IL Newsletter

More than 2 million Americans live with limb loss or limb difference, and more than 28 million are at risk of amputation surgery. We want to educate others about what it’s like to live with limb loss. April 11th & 12th will be a virtual Advocacy Forum where you can get ...

From the Editor

Pronouns may be some of the smallest words in the English language. Looking beyond how well they fare on a triple word score in Scrabble, we can see they are by no means insignificant. Gender pronouns are words that refer to someone who’s being talked about. They neatly sum ...

News from DAC NW

Video Contest Ends this Month DAC NW invites you to make a 1-2 minute video about some disability related barrier you have overcome. Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire HD Tablet, 2nd Place winner a $50 gift card, and 3rd Place winner a $25 gift card. Contest ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

As we move through this pandemic, we have realized the importance of accessing information in real time. That information should be provided in different accessible formats to not leave anyone out.  One resource that has added accessible information is the Georgia Tech ...

News from LINC

Lawsuit between Disability Rights Groups and Idaho Legislature Settled    On March 5, 2021, five disability organizations, and two Idahoans with disabilities, entered into an agreement with the Idaho Legislature. The agreement concerns accommodations for public testimony and ...

News from LIFE, Inc

Courageous Kids Climbing offers Opportunities Courageous Kids Climbing is a McCall, Idaho based nonprofit that provides FREE opportunities for children of all ages and who have physical or developmental disabilities. Eligible participants experience the various forms of rock ...

Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Efforts Underway to address Direct Care Worker Shortage Providers of direct care services, including self-directed ones, are mobilizing to address a concerning, and challenging shortage of Idaho workers.    Direct care workers assist the elderly or people with disabilities ...

News from Idaho State Independent Living Council

Spring Cleaning for Emergency Preparedness  March 20th was the official beginning of spring and for a lot of households that means one thing: spring cleaning! It’s also a great chance to make sure your family is prepared for inclement weather and other natural disasters. ...

Technology for Independent Living

Toe Jammer Footplate The Toe Jammer Footplate is a new approach to total foot and toe protection for wheelchairs. They protect your feet from anything you could or will run into. Made of 3/16” marine grade aluminum base with a professionally welded toe guard 2” high that ...

Links Worth Sharing

  Gardening made easier for everyone! With simple, portable, expandable Accessible Gardens, you can locate them anywhere – indoors or out. Transform any space into an engaging, productive garden space. With these easy to assemble boxes, everything is within ...

Timely Tidbits!

Quotes to Make You Think! “There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.” ~ Robert M. Hensel, author of Writings on the Wall       Check out MSHope! Do you have Multiple Sclerosis? Check out the MSHope website that has ...