News from LINC

Lunch with LeAnn

    During the #ADA30Idaho Celebration, LINC has been busy interviewing movers and shakers in the disability advocacy industry in fun, uplifting lunch sessions.
    In a recent session on September 23rd, LeAnn interviewed Janice Carson, the director of the Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP), where they provide technology resources and expertise to all Idahoans with disabilities through a number of programs. They are one of the many sponsors to this year’s ADA30Idaho celebration.
    In this session we learned how IATP supports efforts that address barriers to independence. “For most of us, technology makes things easier. For a person with a disability, it makes things possible,” – Judy Heumann, Disability Activist and author of “Being Human”.
    Each session during the ADA Celebration is closed captioned and has sign language interpretation provided by the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
   Each session includes a fun “lunch sharing” because we all know we are motivated by food! These have been happening every Wednesday for the past 4 months. Topics and interviewees include voting and accessible elections, ramp availability and installation services in the area through LINC, accessible housing with Erik Kingston from the Idaho Housing and Finance Association, Atomic Homes representative Eric Schmidt where you can learn about efforts that address barriers to housing sustainability and mental health, Christine Pisani with Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities, Dana Gover discussing the work the Northwest ADA Center – Idaho does, and lots of others! Each video is only about 15-20 minutes long so it’s an easy way to stay connected with what’s happening. 

If you want to take part in one of these (there is real time commenting!) just tune in to LINC’s facebook page @LINCIdaho every Wednesday at noon Mountain Time.

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