Sometimes conquering fear of the uncertain and finding a world of possibilities is just a train ride away

posted on October 8, 2015 - 9:45am
Have you ever felt trapped, isolated or suffocated by transportation-related issues? I’m sure those of you who use a wheelchair, like I do — I have spinal muscular atrophy — or rely on some other form of mobility aid have felt these things a time or two. I know I have. But in the past couple of years, I’ve been determined to face my greatest fear, which includes...

U.S. Department of Labor updates its Web site for people with disabilities

posted on July 30, 2009 - 1:41pm
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has reorganized and renamed its Web site that provides information to assist people with disabilities. Target audiences for the site,, include not only people with disabilities, but also their families, employers, caregivers, veterans, educators and anyone else seeking disability-related information. The site is broken down into 10 subject...

Short, free guide answers questions about the ADA and other disability rights laws

posted on July 13, 2009 - 4:27pm
“Individuals with disabilities are a protected class under civil rights laws, and it is the one protected class that anyone can join, usually involuntarily, at any point in their lives.” So says attorney Jacquie Brennan, the author of a new guide to disability rights laws, The Disability Law Handbook, that recently was released by the Southwest Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center...
posted on July 1, 2009 - 5:16pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
By scooter, van, bus, train or plane, people with disabilities are overcoming barriers and hitting the road. This special package of articles explorers how they're doing it.

Although not perfect, accessible public transportation in these two cities is improving.

posted on July 1, 2009 - 4:47pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
Public transportation has provided me with a lifeline to pursue my education, jobs and social life. As a student and a working person who uses a wheelchair, I understand both the freedom and the frustration of traveling on Phoenix’s Valley Metro and Boston’s Mass Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) systems.

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed 19 years ago this July. In our annual roundup, we look for signs of progress over the past year.

posted on July 1, 2009 - 4:25pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
‘Disability’ gets a makeover in new ADA Amendment Act On Jan. 1, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 went into effect. The Act promises improvements in employment-related ADA protections, bringing the landmark disability civil rights legislation back into line with the original intentions of its creators 19 years ago.

Rear vs. side entry. Buying online. Buying used. What do you need to know to get maximum benefit for minimum expense?

posted on July 1, 2009 - 3:22pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
Good information is the key to saving money and getting the most value for the dollar when making a big-ticket purchase like a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. With that in mind, Quest consulted the experts for answers to some common questions facing consumers. Q: Can’t I just go to the car dealer down the street? Why do I need a certified mobility dealer?
posted on July 1, 2009 - 2:21pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
"I use a power chair and wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your services,” reads a testimonial on the Web site of ADA Nationwide Roadside Assistance, a membership-based emergency assistance service for people with disabilities.