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New Mobility Magazine

See the latest articles on topics related to someone using a wheelchair. 

January 2020


2019 New Mobility Person of the Year: Karen Braitmayer
Architect, businesswoman, and policy-shaper, her impact earned her the American Institute of Architects2019 Whitney M. Young Award for Social Responsibility. For these reasons and many more, we are honored to present Braitmayer as our 2019 Person of the Year.

Entering the Adapted Hobby Zone

Find out how three hobbyists with very different interests adapted their passions.

What Caregivers Care About

Caregivers share their insights on what makes a caregiving relationship work and last.


Disabled Photographer Wins Top Prize in Getty’s Disability Stories Grant

Nolan Ryan Trowe wins with project focused on wheelchair users in Harlem.

Casting Call — Major Kids and Family TV Network

CASTING CALL: A major network is looking for a woman actor who uses a wheelchair and can play roles between the ages of 20 and 40.

Inclusion and Access: Beyond Campaign Slogans to True Paradigm Shift?

We could congratulate presidential candidates for finally realizing that people with disabilities are a large and important voting bloc. But damn, it’s about time.


Todd Against The Machine

There are a lot of ways to explore and discuss technologies for wheelchair users. Those that simplify basic tasks have been the best.

Final Food For Thought

I’ve had the pleasure of being the nutrition columnist for New Mobility for the past six years, and now it is time to wish you all a final bon appétit.

You Are Not Alone: My Quadriplegic Employment Journey

Being paralyzed didn’t change my dreams. I still wanted to graduate from college. I still wanted to work. I wanted a good job, a good house, a good future.


Our ADA Coverage: The Early Years

We present the first part of a series highlighting our coverage of the ADA over the last 30 years.

Other Recent Articles

New Year, New Start, New Energy

As a child, I looked ahead to the year 2020 and thought it was so far away.

9 Accessible Home Tips for House Hunters With Disabilities

Accessible house hunting is hard. These 9 tips make it easier.

Big Ideas in Building Community

Judy Heumann is our inaugural interview for our new “Big Ideas In” column, where we ask leaders to share their Big Ideas for our community.

Ervin: The Big Reveal

There are some cripples who can easily get away with appearing not to be crippled at all, at least for a little while. But in the long run, this is always a futile proposition.

Refusing to Die: The Chris Dunn Story

Chris Dunn survived a freak diving accident that left him paralyzed, on a ventilator and mostly blind only to face an even more hellish reality: a year living in a Maine ICU fighting for his right to go to rehab and get back to living his life.

New Year’s Resolutions

2020 is shaping up to look like a great year for NEW MOBILITY. We have an exciting slate of stories lined up and we’ve enlisted some new voices that I think you are really going to enjoy.

Why There’s No Need to Compromise on Style When You Need a Wheelchair Lift

The latest design-led products are more likely to be a stylish new addition to a home.

Three Molecules And A Mom

This month’s column is about three molecules, a mom, a tenacious father-in-law and a biotech breakthrough with huge possible implications for people with spinal cord injuries.

Rolling Rainbow Barb Zablotney

These days, Barb Zablotney’s friends call her the Rolling Rainbow because of her positive attitude and the bright colors that adorn her body and chair — but the nickname wouldn’t have worked a few years ago.

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