Along the cottonwood-lined banks of the Boise River, in southeast Boise, are headquarters for Albertson’s and The Washington Group (formerly Morrison-Knudsen), the campus of Boise State University, restaurants, offices, and housing ranging from apartment complexes to estate homes.
To the north, the city is bounded by the Boise Foothills. Here, public lands and planned developments are linked by the Ridge to Rivers Trail System providing lots of open space for residents to visit our natural environment.
Downtown Boise has experienced exuberant revitalization in recent years, and has become a place where citizens work, shop, eat and live. Several large condominium towers and apartment complexes provide downtown living, and the historic districts of Boise’s North End, East Boise and the Warm Springs district are just a bike ride or a walk away. An active redevelopment corporation is assuring the continued growth of downtown while preserving its many historic buildings, such as the Empire, the Idanha Hotel and the 8th Street warehouse district.
If you find a keyboard or mouse difficult to use, speech recognition software such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking may help you navigate web pages and online services. This software allows the user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.
A text transcript is a text equivalent of audio information that includes spoken words and non-spoken sounds such as sound effects. NAR is working on adding transcripts to all scripted video and audio content.
A caption is transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally rendered visually by being superimposed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio (e.g., when in a crowded room). Most of NAR's video content includes captions. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.
Your computer, tablet, or mobile device has volume control features. Each video and audio service has its own additional volume controls. Try adjusting both your device's volume controls and your media players' volume controls to optimize your listening experience.