Solutions to improve everyday mobility and enable increased activity

posted on April 21, 2015 - 9:09am
For many MDA families living with neuromuscular disease, there are few challenges more persistent and more taxing on a daily basis than those related to basic mobility. While each person’s level of physical activity is relative to his or her specific diagnosis — as well as the corresponding exercise parameters established ahead of time by his or her care team — mobility issues affect the entire...

Websites for mapping and researching accessible places

posted on October 30, 2014 - 9:07am
Quest Fall 2014
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...

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.
posted on October 3, 2013 - 9:02am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 4
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posted on October 3, 2013 - 8:57am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 4
Note: To learn more about assistive products that can help people with disabilities, be sure to read Product Peeks in the Fall 2013 issue of Quest. And, check out the Quest Products and Services Directory for more information about companies that specialize in adaptive equipment for people with disabilities.
posted on April 9, 2012 - 12:01pm
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 2
Carrot 3 car seat Convaid offers a restraint system made specifically for children with special needs. The Carrot 3, a top-selling car seat from Europe, is designed to promote good positioning and safety. It has built-in growth functions (plus modular extensions and accessories) that accommodate children from ages 3 to 15, between 30 and 108 pounds. Conforming to the natural contours of the...

Also included, a section on income tax deductions

posted on January 1, 2012 - 12:22pm
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 1
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