IAP works with communities in the Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Planning process. Transition planning support can include providing technical review and feedback, subject matter expert engagement, and beyond the ADA recommendations.
Visitability is the idea that homes in a neighborhood have design features that include at least one zero threshold entrance, doors that are at least 32" wide, and a bathroom that a wheelchair can access on the first floor. We working to develop a pilot project in a planned neighborhood in Idaho to showcase visitability the Idaho way. For more information on visitability, go here.
IAP coordinates the Idaho Inclusive Recreation Committee and is currently planning an accessible recreation trip in North Idaho in September 2022. The trip will highlight accessible trails, campsites, and other accessible recreation amenities.
Check out our recently completed (October 2019) Neighborhood Access Review of the Barber Valley neighborhood in Southeast Boise. This report is a first of its kind, assessing the accessibility of an entire neighborhood by disability. You can read the full report here.
We are working with students at the Boise State University Gaming, Interactive Media, Mobile (GIMM) Lab to develop a digital wayfinding app that works with bluetooth beacons to help people who are blind or low vision navigate using a smartphone. Navigating, especially in buildings, can be difficult for people who are blind or low vision.
Transportations options in the Treasure Valley have exploded, but options for people with disabilities has been left in the dust. There are NO taxis, cabs, or rideshare options that are wheelchair accessible in the Treasure Valley. The bus system, including paratransit, and extremely expensive medical transport services are the only options. We are working to expand accessible options, including requiring cab and taxi companies to provide wheelchair accessible vehicles in their fleets.