ADA

The quest for equal access continues for people with disabilities

posted on July 14, 2015 - 3:17pm
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law landmark civil rights legislation called the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which is intended to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities. The law mandates that individuals with disabilities have equal access to public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.

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.

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 October 1, 2011 - 9:11am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 4
Letters to Quest: Getting a long-awaited diagnosis * LBMD2I website * Frivolous ADA lawsuit * Drop 'disease' in Charcot-Marie-Tooth name

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...

Make your workspace work for you

posted on October 1, 2009 - 11:35am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
This special package of articles is chock-full of ideas on customizing your workspace for function and efficiency.
posted on October 1, 2009 - 9:51am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
Employers must consider adapting or providing alternatives for work-related items they would usually provide for all employees such as desks, chairs, computers and telephones, says Linda Batiste, principal consultant for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).