The Inspiration Conundrum

Living life with a disability almost inevitably involves a delicate, and often frustrating, dance with the rest of society’s (mis)conceptions of inspiration.

August 2019

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The iBot is Back. Is the Second Time the Charm?

Twenty years after Dean Kamen revealed his stair-climbing wonder chair on national TV, the iBOT is poised to take center stage again with a new and improved model.

July 2019

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From Wyoming With Love

What started as a simple inquiry about a potential profile developed into a beautiful correspondence between two longtime wheelchair users about life on the ranch.

June 2019

As the head of Airbnb’s push for accessibility and inclusion, Srin Madipalli is overseeing the $35 billion peer-to-peer rental giant’s efforts to make travel more accessible.

The Man Behind Airbnb's Access Push

As the head of Airbnb’s push for accessibility and inclusion, Srin Madipalli is overseeing the $35 billion peer-to-peer rental giant’s efforts to make travel more accessible.

May 2019

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Nurses on Wheels Fight Back

Despite facing many of the same barriers that wheelchair-using doctors encounter, a growing army of nurses on wheels is fighting the system and advocating for changes that will benefit everyone, with and without disabilities.

April 2019

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Disabled Docs - Healing the Medical Model?

Wheelchair users are making it through medical school and rolling into emergency rooms, operating rooms and private practices with greater frequency.

March 2019

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New Mobility Guide to Online Dating

Rejected. Frustrated. Ghosted. Finding true love online as a wheelchair user can be a lot more complicated than simply swiping left or right

February 2019

Person of the Year

Cory Lee Woodard has become the face of accessible travel, and now he has another honor to add to his growing list: New Mobility’s 2018 Person of the Year.

January 2019

  • Miller’s IKAN Bowler has reinvigorated the sport of bowling for high quads

Opening Up the Lanes

For more than 15 years, Bill Miller’s IKAN Bowler has reinvigorated the sport of bowling for high quads all over the world.

CBD and SCI

Are the medical benefits of CBD for SCI too good to be true? See what science, the medical world and people from the SCI community say.

  • Catch Christopher Thornton as “Shammy” in the Magnum, P.I. reboot.

So You Want to Be an Actor

Here are three tips to help you take your acting to the next level, plus advice from the leading talent agent for actors with disabilities.

Other Recent Articles

I Am Not Your Inspiration

Whenever anyone tells me how inspirational I am, I think back to Nike’s famous 1993 commercial featuring NBA-legend Charles Barkley.

The Winter of My Discontent

So in cold weather I was spending an increasing amount of time hiding indoors. And I’m really susceptible to cabin fever, so that sucked big-time. Then I’d give myself the old blower pep talk.

Who Gets Priority in Disabled Seating?

Q. As a person with a hidden disability, I am constantly struggling with the feeling of being unfairly judged or even attacked by people who do not understand my needs or issues.

The Bellyak Prone Kayak

What’s a kayaker to do when the water’s so high he can’t sit up without smacking his head on a tree? Well, he grabs tape, foam and plastic sheeting, and invents a prone kayak.

Keep Your Cool

In the old days, if you had a heat-sensitive disability, you sat in air conditioning or wore a cooling vest. Today moisture-wicking fabrics are available.