News from Idaho SILC

In recent months I’ve found myself in some unanticipated spaces, and I don’t just mean too many Zoom meetings from a hobbled together home office. As the executive director of the Idaho State Independent Living Council, I’m sometimes able to push my way into workgroups that ...

Links Worth Sharing

  Living well with a disability starts with accepting your disability. Life Beyond 4 Limbs is a support and motivation blog for amputees gives you 8 steps to follow to start that process. Information on accepting it, finding the proper assistive technology, and ...

Technology for Independent Living

Chair Speaker The newest breakthrough in TV listening technology. This device allows a user to place the TV sound near each ear without the isolation or discomfort of headphones or in-the-ear devices. The blue-tooth device wirelessly transmits the audio to any chair or ...

Timely Tidbits

Quotes to make you think! “Think of self-help as tending your lawn. Mowing is a quick fix, but you have to really dig deep to get rid of the weeds. It takes work”         ~ Jen Gotch, in her book, The Upside of Being Down, she shares how her mental health struggles […]

Idaho Independent Living Newsletter – June

Accessibility matters because we, people with disabilities, want to use the web. Working towards an inclusive web helps us achieve that goal. It’s simply “good business”.

Mark Leeper - CEO

Guest Editor…

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) released an emphatic message of solidarity in support of people of color. DREDF is one of the oldest and most impactual disability rights organizations, was a major force behind the passage of the Americans with a ...

News from DAC NW

Maintaining Service Dog Training “Half the work of keeping a service dog trained is tricking them into thinking things are a certain way.”    This is what I tend to tell people after denying their request to pet my dog. It tends to get the best responses from the public and ...

News from Northwest ADA Center – Idaho

Do you or a loved one live in a nursing home or assisted living facility? Are you (or they) on Medicaid? If you said “yes” to both, please read on and prepare to get mad. Some facilities are trying to take the COVID relief stimulus payments intended for residents on ...

News from LINC

Meet with Us Virtually!     As we grow accustomed to our new reality, here at LINC we are making adjustments as well.  Our staff is continuing to find new ways to interact with consumers. We host Community Connections using Zoom and the telephone. We have different sessions ...

News From LIFE, Inc.

A fresh round of stimulus checks for people with disabilities are part of the new relief bill that faces an uncertain future. The bill known as the Heroes Act, or H.R. 6800, pass the U.S. House of Representatives May 12th and now is in the Senate. Although unlikely to be ...