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Adaptive Clothing Shakes Up the World

From the runways of Los Angeles and Moscow to department stores and online shopping, adaptive fashion is moving out of designers’ basements and into the spotlight.

March 2017

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Sex, Wheels and Relationships: Women's Pleasure

This article is about sex and women’s pleasure. And not for the purpose of making babies or pleasing male counterparts. Just plain sex.

February 2017

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Cover Story

People of the Year: The Resisters

New Mobility's 2016 People of the Year are the resisters, those advocates who tirelessly fight back against the message of "better dead than disabled."

January 2017

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Paralympics: Rio 2016

Fear of Zika, budget woes and safety concerns didn’t keep the world’s top disabled athletes from rocking out at the 2016 Paralympics.

December 2016

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2016-2017 Consumer Guide

Adaptive products and adaptive lifestyles go hand in hand. Our annual Consumer Guide shows you the tech — and the techniques — for living fully on wheels.

November 2016

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Tammy Duckworth: Our Champion in Congress

U.S. Congresswoman and wheelchair user Tammy Duckworth, a wounded combat vet, is running for the U.S. Senate. She's our champion on Capitol Hill.

October 2016

Blogs

  • In-home-services-blog

The Affordable Care Act Supports Independent Living

Thousands of people with disabilities nationwide live in nursing homes, care facilities, and other institutions [...]

  • Mitrofanoff-blog

The Mitrofanoff Procedure can be a Game Changer

Intermittent cathing every four hours can be a drag, especially for women wheelchair users. Some have chosen the Mitrofanoff procedure, and say it's a game changer.

  • Pillars-Affodable-Care-Act

The Three Pillars of the Affordable Care Act

One of Obamacare’s main goals is to make healthcare affordable — that’s why the official [...]

Features

Getting Into the CrossFit Box

The gospel of CrossFit is spreading to people with disabilities.

Off the Beaten Path in Mendocino, CA

Emily Polsby and her new husband find a near-perfect getaway on the Northern California coast.

The Pain That Never Stops

Stabbing. Burning. Shooting. Maddening. Tim Gilmer addresses neuropathic pain and searches for solutions.

News

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park Faces ADA Lawsuit

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is not wheelchair accessible, according to disability rights groups and individuals with disabilities who have filed an ADA lawsuit against the park.

The AHCA Cuts Deep for Disabled Americans

On March 6, Paul Ryan and the House Republican leadership released the proposed American Health Care Act. The plan was put forward as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act and changes major pieces of the healthcare system.

  • Wheelchair-Man

Meet “Wheelchair Man,” the First Afghan-American Superhero

Meet Wheelchair Man, the brainchild of Afghanistan-born Boston resident Mohammad Sayed who is bringing his story of “wheel life” heroism to the pages of a brand new comic series.

Columns

Best Day of Driving

In the minds of many drivers who are disabled, driving is considered to be a gift. In reality, it can often be an expensive undertaking.

SCI Life: March 2017

If I could drive, I could work; and, if I could work, I could probably support a family. It was just enough to give me a vision for change.

Cushion Options for Severely Compromised Skin

Even with a perfect cushion, a pressure sore can crop up from a variety of skin insults.

Other Recent Articles

Inclusive Fashion 101

The concept behind Open Style Lab sounds like a spinoff of the hit fashion reality show Project Runway except all the clients are people with disabilities.

Finding the Right Fit

Razz Cue, a 52-year-old writer from Las Vegas and a C5-6 incomplete quadriplegic, generally settles for off-the-rack clothing but finds the selection rarely meets his specific needs. “Some designs work better than others, but I wish I could find ...

Wheel the Burn: Making the Most of Your Local Gym

From beginners to full-blown bodybuilders, fellow wheelchair users weigh in on their experiences at the gym and provide helpful advice to those looking to get “wheelie” buff.

Five Phases of Cripple Development

It’s big fun irritating smug people in power, especially when you beat them. But it’s stressful, too.

Our Health Care Crisis

If this is not proof of failure of our health care system, I don’t know what is.