posted on October 1, 2011 - 8:32am
Bedtime is when I prefer to curl up with a good book. Hunching over the hardcover in the dark, I squint and squirm trying to find a comfortable position and read my Book Club’s selection of the month. A lamp would disturb my husband’s slumber, so I use a book light. The tiny beam needs constant adjusting. To save eye strain, I’ve even borrowed the “large type” books from the library. No matter...

A college student with SMA wonders if newer technology can compensate for progressive muscle weakness

posted on March 31, 2010 - 11:05am
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 2
Going back to school is hard, especially when you’re 51 years old and going back for your bachelor’s degree. I grew up with type 3 spinal muscular atrophy, so I understand and can deal with my disability. But every year I get weaker, so I continue to need to find ways to compensate and — in the case of going back to school — to figure out such problems as handling my textbooks, taking notes and...
posted on October 1, 2009 - 5:12pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
I purchased the Kindle as a gift to myself. I’m a senior in college and although being a student leaves me with very little time for leisure reading, I still want to read something other than textbooks. The Kindle is a thin, lightweight device for downloading and reading e-books and other digital media.