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CdA Disability Action Center: Attacking barriers

COEUR d'ALENE - Patrick Blum and Virgil Edwards, of the Coeur d'Alene office of Disability Action Center, say as advocates their ultimate goal is working themselves right out of a job.

"That would mean the world is equal, and that people are being treated with respect and dignity," said Blum, an independent living specialist for the disabled. The nonprofit, which survives on federal and state funding, has offices at 3650 N. Government Way at the Northgate Mall.

DAC, among many other advocacy actions, has worked to help disabled residents of North Idaho bring service animals into college classes and gain wheelchair access to public spaces like Tubbs Hill.

Edwards said, "We're not here to make things better than - we're here to make an even playing field, that's what people need to understand." Full Story. David Cole, Cda Press

Do you think the Cda area is easily accessible for folks with disabilties to navigate?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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