Stories tagged: accessibility
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 7 a.m.
Doug Clark: UI student Jodie Lewis is coming to terms with her own disability by learning to help others
Once in while someone comes along who makes us forget about our problems and maybe realize how lucky we are.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Think about aging and accessibility when buying, building or remodeling a home
Real estate agents and builders say homebuyers should think ahead to their old age when buying, building or remodeling a home.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Fernan STEM students spearhead ‘Playground for All’ in Coeur d’Alene
A group of kids in Coeur d’Alene found a way to make a lasting impression on their elementary school – and make some enduring friendships as well. Last winter the …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Disabled rights activist leads Dublin St. Patrick’s parade
DUBLIN – Record crowds celebrated Ireland’s national holiday Thursday as a parade led by the country’s most prominent disabled rights activist snaked its way through Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day. …
Fri., May 29, 2015
Idaho officials were warned about Capitol makeover shortcomings
BOISE – When Kelly Buckland and Bobbie Ball rolled their wheelchairs into a meeting with state public works officials several years ago, bringing a list of specific changes needed in …
Thu., May 28, 2015
Idaho Capitol’s disability access spurs more remodeling
BOISE – After spending $120 million to renovate its state Capitol, Idaho will pay $400,000 more to make the building more accessible to people with disabilities. State officials wrongly assumed …
Tue., April 21, 2015
CdA wheelchair access advocate dies in crash
A Coeur d’Alene man who recovered from a severe spinal cord injury to lead an active life and advocate for those with physical challenges was killed Sunday when his all-terrain …
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Tubbs Hill work will open trail to wheelchairs
One of the busier urban hikes in the Inland Northwest will become accessible to wheelchair users next year. The city of Coeur d’Alene will smooth out a portion of the …
Sat., April 16, 2011
‘Inclusion ministries’ has become her calling
Lynn Swedberg has applied her 32 years of experience as an occupational therapist to make her Spokane church, Manito United Methodist Church, more inclusive. Now she’s moving beyond that by …