ADA

Tips on how to find and use an accessible hotel pool lift this summer

posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:15am
ADA-compliant pool chair lifts provide individuals with disabilities a safe way to enter and exit public pools. Many vacationers are seeing something different at hotels this summer: pool and spa lifts.

News and updates from the MDA community

posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:11am
Quest Summer 2014
A Lasting Legacy: A family honors lost loved ones with a planned gift to MDA

News and updates from the MDA community

posted on January 9, 2014 - 9:07am
Quest Winter 2014
Featured in this issue: Muscle Walk in full swing across the country; anti-bullying advocate with Friedreich's ataxia publishes new book; MDA Clinical Conference to be held in March; MDA Team Momentum hits the ground running; Shamrocks program raises millions for the cause; MDA Art Collection achieves milestone; accessible playground database now available; Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating...

Know your candidates' views on crucial issues, and use your power as an advocate and a voter

posted on July 1, 2012 - 3:01pm
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 3
Did you know that people with disabilities are 10 percent less likely to be registered to vote, and 20 percent less likely to actually go to the polls and vote in an election?
posted on July 1, 2011 - 2:11pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 3
ADA: More info Check out ADA Roundup 2011 for Quest’s annual review of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

A woman with ALS finds that a little self-advocacy goes a long way

posted on July 1, 2011 - 11:48am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 3
I live in Tempe, Ariz., a lovely suburb of Phoenix. Two years ago, when I determined that it was no longer safe for me to drive due to the progression of my ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), I began to look for alternatives to depending on my husband, Phil, to drive me.

Quest's annual review of the Americans with Disabilities Act finds new rules being implemented and new suits being filed, as the fight for full inclusion goes on

posted on July 1, 2011 - 11:35am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 3
Beginning in 2012, new or renovated public swimming pools must have sloped entries or lifts. New or altered golf courses must have some accessible holes. Boat docks must have accessible slips, playgrounds and gyms must have accessible equipment, and amusement park rides must have accessible seats. These are just a few of the new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for public...

'Know Your Rights — The Fair Housing Act' will feature a discussion and Q&A of the law regarding housing rights for people with disabilities

posted on May 19, 2011 - 5:25pm
Are owners of apartment buildings required to have accessible units? Can they charge higher rent for them? And can they refuse to rent to a person with a service dog? These are just some of many questions about housing rights that will be answered Tuesday, May 24, 2011, during an MDA-sponsored webinar titled "Know Your Rights — The Fair Housing Act," beginning at 4 p.m. EDT, 2 p.m. MDT and 1 p.m...