Bedroom Accessibility Modifications

With about 61 million people in the U.S. living with a disability. the COVID pandemic is forcing many to suddenly move in with family and relatives who do not have accessible spaces in their homes. This means that people with disabilities may be uncomfortable or even unsafe ...

News from Self-Directed Personal Assistant Services

Granny Pods Study Act of 2020 The pandemic’s effects on community living situations has shined a harsh light on why almost 90% of people with disability say they would rather live independently. But many homes are not accessible. The Granny Pods Study Act is exploring a ...

News from Idaho SILC

Is 2020 Over Yet?  If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s taught us to expect the unexpected! No longer can we use phrases like…. “Nothing short of a pandemic will stop me from (insert whatever here).” The last month of the year is a great time to review our own Emergency ...

TECHNOLOGY FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

Dignity Bib We all know some fellow who is reluctant to wear the needed bib at meal time. Now he can eat with dignity and no reluctance. This bib is easily constructed of up-cycled men’s shirts and is larger than most bibs. It will cover the lap when wearer is seated. You ...

Links Worth Sharing

Uppie is a space efficient, cost effective and modern stand-up helper designed for people with disabilities. It fits onto any toilet bowl and uses state of the art technology to lift you up. Gives you a sense of security and independence when using the bathroom. Easy to use ...

TIMELY TIDBITS!

Quotes to make you think! “Your body is not unlovable or undesirable…our physical makeup is only a small part to our encompassing beauty; the personality, talents, skills, and emotional, caring aspects you possess are worthy of being loved.” ~ Vilissa Thompson, disability ...

November Newsletter

Gotta luv those grimy lovers #chronicallyill #chronicillnessmemes  Sharona Franklin started her meme Instagram account @hot.crip. Check it out!

From the Editor

As a marketing specialist it is my job to get DAC NW and CIL’s in general out into the public eye. People may not need us right now, but if we are top of mind, when they do need us they will know right where to go. COVID makes this job waaaay harder! During the […]

News From DAC NW

DAC NW WINS MAJOR AWARD Disability Action Center NW will be presented with the Outstanding Non-Profit for Idaho Philanthropy Day on November 9th. No part of the Idaho Panhandle is untouched by the work of Disability Action Center NW (DAC). With offices in Moscow, Lewiston, ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

With roots back to the New Deal of the 1930’s, the Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) Act, which operates as the AbilityOne Program today, is a complex use of federal procurement power to seek to increase the employment of people who are blind or have significant disabilities. The ...