Technology

Websites for mapping and researching accessible places

posted on October 30, 2014 - 9:07am
Note: The products mentioned in this article are not endorsed by MDA. When choosing any assistive technology equipment, be sure to do your research and consult with your MDA clinic team, as well as with an assistive technology professional (ATP). Between fall road trips and upcoming holiday travel, wouldn’t it be great to know the accessibility features of every place you might go before...

Today's power wheelchair innovations put users in the driver's seat like never before

posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:07am
Quest Summer 2014
Lateral Tilt System from Motion Concepts Dynamic Controls’ iPortal Mouse Mover + Accessibility Aquila Corp.’s Airpulse PK2 wheelc

The transformative power of eye-gaze technology for users with disabilities

posted on April 1, 2014 - 9:11am
Quest Spring 2014
Tobii EyeMobile Research supports the theory that, at least in some cases, blindness can heighten other senses, like hearing. So it seems somehow fitting that modern technology can enable an otherwise voiceless person to speak by leveraging — of all things — his or her own vision. 

Build a custom video gaming rig that maximizes your abilities

posted on October 3, 2013 - 9:21am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 4
TrackIR
posted on October 3, 2013 - 9:02am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 4
Note: Click on photos to enlarge.
posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:09am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 3
Note: Click on photos to enlarge.
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...

What’s ready now and what’s in your future

posted on April 1, 2013 - 9:21am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 2
Entering into the world of disability should come with a giant neon sign that reads “Warning: Technology Ahead.” It’s inescapable. Not only is it all around us but for many of us, technology keeps us alive well beyond what the naysayers predict. Different neuromuscular diseases progress at different rates, but eventually we all start losing mobility, strength and/or dexterity. Some of us will...