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Outdoor Recreation Programs for All

Summer is finally here, and we’ve got great recreation ideas including kayaking, sailing, hiking, camping, handcycling and more.

June 2017

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Rory Cooper: The Man Behind the Technology

You may have never heard of Rory Cooper, but if you use a wheelchair or have a disability, there is a good chance you have used or benefitted from a product or invention he has been involved with.

May 2017

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Great American Getaways

This month we make our way from coast to coast, exploring five unique, accessible, affordable places you’ll want to visit on your next vacation.

April 2017

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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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Adaptive Yoga is Different for Every BODY

Adaptive yoga is doable by everyone, and is different for everyone, shares Melissa Crisp-Cooper.

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My Recovery is Ongoing with The Recovery Project

I co-founded The Recovery Project to help me and others with SCI/D. My recovery is still ongoing.

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Tips for Mentioning Disability on Dating Apps

Alex Ghenis shares strategies for how and when to mention disability on OkCupid and Tinder.


Slovenia: The Sunny Side of the Alps

You never knew you wanted to go to Slovenia, but you may want to add it to your bucket list.

Temperature Control

Finding and maintaining the ideal body heat can be a wheeler’s worst nightmare.

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Starting the Roll: A Look Back at the Roll on Capitol Hill

Over 100 United Spinal members and advocates will advocate for the SCI/D community. Here’s how it has evolved.


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Oregon Statehouse First to Install Wheelchair Charging Stations

Oregon became the first state to install wheelchair charging stations in its capitol building.

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First Solo Handcyclist to Compete in Race Across America

André Kajlich will be the first handcyclist to compete in the solo race portion of RAAM.

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Trump Budget Proposal Slashes Disability Services

"The president’s budget proposal is detrimental to many of the programs people with disabilities rely on."


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Accessible Power Boats for Fishing

As the weather warms, many who use hand controls seek out recreation on the water.

Andrea Dalzell: Ignoring Doubters

As a wheelchair user, Andrea has been surrounded by doubt. Now the former Ms. Wheelchair is graduating from nursing school.

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SCI Life: June 2017

Dancer Kim Ocampo; New transfer device; Quadcapable blog

Other Recent Articles

Sebastian DeFrancesco: Out of the Rabbit Hole, Into the Light

A resilient nature and a passion for helping others have shaped Sebastian DeFrancesco’s life as a veteran, Paralympian, advocate and father.

Virginia Chapter: Changing the Face of Rehab in the Mid-Atlantic Region

When two of the largest health systems in Virginia announced they are collaborating to build a state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital outside Richmond, no one had a bigger smile than Sharon Drennan, the executive director of the Virginia Chapter of United Spinal Association.

Louisiana Chapter: 10 Years of Conference Growth

The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana hosted its 10th annual conference March 10-11 in Kenner, Louisiana, for a record turnout of 220 professionals, caregivers and SCI survivors.

The Real Fear of Flying

Q. My niece is getting married on the opposite side of the country and I use a power wheelchair. Despite flying in the past, I now question my ability to do so safely. We hear reports about flights that were canceled, delayed extensively, or people being removed from departing flights for no apparent reason. I cannot imagine what it would be like ...

The Alpha Male is Back

"If you are a male in a wheelchair, how can you project a manly image in such an overly masculine world?”