High Tech

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...

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

posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:15am
Quest Summer 2014
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.

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. 

The Abilities Expo, held in seven U.S. cities annually, offers a peek at new assistive technology and trends as well as product test-drives

posted on January 9, 2014 - 9:25am
Quest Winter 2014
Every industry has its trade shows and the granddaddy for the disability community is the Abilities Expo. Introduced in 1979, the Expo’s target audience is people with disabilities, their family members, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and health care professionals.

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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posted on October 3, 2013 - 9:02am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 4
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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...