Staying Active

Back to basics with some accessible cruising tips to help plan an adventure that meets your needs

posted on April 1, 2014 - 9:15am
For years, I have been told by accessible travel professionals that cruising is a terrific option for wheelchair users. My husband, Jim, is not particularly fond of water and had a long list of preconceived notions regarding nautical travel. After a great deal of coaxing, we sailed on Holland America Line’s Veendam, a mid-size ship carrying 1,350 passengers and 560 employees.

The author’s weight loss surgery led her to start an exercise program that provided her with more muscle tone — and a lot of fun

posted on January 9, 2014 - 9:21am
Quest Winter 2014
To exercise or not to exercise? I can almost hear the people reading this article screaming, “NOT!” Truthfully, until about a year ago, I would have been screaming NOT the loudest, the longest and with absolutely no hesitation. Author Danise Armstrong riding her tricycle. Living with CMT

Build a custom video gaming rig that maximizes your abilities

posted on October 3, 2013 - 9:21am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 4
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The Ms. Wheelchair America program gives women with disabilities a platform for breaking down barriers and promoting important change

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:07am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 3
Wanted: Articulate, dynamic, driven women with a strong vision for change in the world. Must be willing to break down barriers and connect with people of all backgrounds. Public speaking and statewide travel required. Candidates will be provided with expert training in handling media inquiries, optimizing social media networking, public speaking, current legislative and public policy trends, self...

Accessible train travel is cost-competitive with air and car travel —and is much more relaxing

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:06am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 3
Eagerly anticipating the arrival of our train at the Hammond (La.) Amtrak station, my husband and I were as excited as the animated grade-school children running among the suitcases. All of us repeatedly gazed down the tracks trying to get the first glimpse of the engine light. Hammond is a 30-minute drive from our home and the second stop the “City of New Orleans” makes heading north to its...
posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:05am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 3
"Hello, Computer,” Star Trek’s space engineer Scotty says pleasantly, while holding a computer mouse up to his mouth as if it were a microphone. No response. “Just use the keyboard,” he’s advised. “The keyboard,” he says. “How quaint.” In the 1986 movie “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” the starship Enterprise’s engineer has traveled back in time, where Scotty can’t fathom a computer without voice...

The game's afoot!

posted on January 7, 2013 - 9:19am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 1
More than 33 million people in the United States are gamers with disabilities. That number grows every year. Once considered frivolous, video games have become an important part of modern culture. Decades ago, no one could have foreseen the video game craze — or the impact it would have on the lives of players with disabilities.
posted on October 1, 2012 - 9:00am
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 4
When our family travels, we prefer driving to flying. Driving, in our wheelchair-accessible minivan, is simply easier. I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and use a large, bulky electric wheelchair. If traveling by air, I forgo my independence and take a smaller manual wheelchair.