Frequently Asked Questions on the Northwest ADA Center - Idaho
1. What is the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho?
The Northwest ADA Center-Idaho (formerly known as the Idaho Task Force on the ADA) is the Idaho affiliate of the Northwest ADA Center. There are four partners in the ADA coalition composed of the three Idaho Centers for Independent Living (CIL) and a state coordinator. Disability Action Center-NW, Inc. (DACnw) manages the primary contract
Main contact for the Northwest ADA Center - Idaho
Dana Gover, MPA, ACTCP Statewide ADA Training and Technical Assistance Consultant.
Phone: voice and text: 208-841-9422 Idaho Relay Service: 711
ADA Coordinators Training and Certification Program (ACTCP) Link http://www.adacoordinator.org/
Northwest ADA Center - Idaho Coalition
Centers for Independent Living & Consultant
Mark Leeper, Director Disability Action Center-Northwest (DAC-NW)
Roger Howard, Director Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC)
Dean Nielson, Director Living Independently For Everyone (LIFE)
Dana Gover, Director Access Concepts & Training, Inc
2. How long has the Northwest ADA Center- Idaho provided services?
The Northwest ADA Center-Idaho has provided services since May 1, 2012.
3. What is the purpose of the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho?
The purpose of the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho is to promote voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We provide up-to-date information, referrals, resources, and training on ADA. We serve a variety of audiences, including businesses, employers, government entities, and individuals with disabilities.
The information we provide is intended solely as informal guidance and is neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act or other laws, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA and other disability-related laws.
4. What services does the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho provide?
The Northwest ADA Center-Idaho provides five services:
• Informal technical assistance, non-legal guidance and referrals through our State Resource Network
• Public awareness about the benefits of compliance through various activities
• Material dissemination of accurate and up-to-date information on the ADA
• Training through customized workshops, seminars, and presentations
• Up-dates on web based educational trainings available through the National ADA Regional Centers.
5. Where is the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho located?
The main contact for the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho is located in Boise, Idaho. We are part of a statewide coalition made up of three Centers for Independent Living located throughout Idaho and a state coordinator located in Boise. We are looking for partners across the state to join our ADA network.
6. How does the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho serve Idaho?
We continually recruit ADA Network Members, who are individuals, business and agency representatives interested in learning more about the ADA. In return for their leadership and assistance, the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho provides current information, educational training tools, and enhanced networking opportunities for sharing challenges, successes and much more on the ADA. If you would like to be added to our ADA Network, please contact the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho.
7. How is the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho funded?
The Northwest ADA Center-Idaho receives funding from Disability Action Center Northwest (DAC) who is funded by the Northwest ADA Center. The Northwest ADA Center is one of the ten regional ADA Centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education.
8. Does the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho monitor or enforce the ADA?
No. The Northwest ADA Center-Idaho DOES NOT monitor or enforce the law. We are authorized by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to provide information, materials, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).