December 2013

Wheelchair Racer David Weir’s New Autobiography

By |December 30th, 2013|

Have you heard of David Weir before? He is one of Britain's most accomplished wheelchair racers, having won a total of six gold medals at [...]

ADAPT, Not Dead Yet Video on Times Square

By |December 30th, 2013|

Times Square in New York. Just in time for New Year's Eve, the disability-rights groups ADAPT and Not Dead Yet  combined resources to [...]

Five Most Positive Portrayals of Disability in the Media

By |December 30th, 2013|

From a character who's “just like everyone else" to one who models the acceptance arc of coping with a disability, here are my picks for [...]

Jeff Shannon, 1961-2013

By |December 27th, 2013|

Jeff Shannon, a Seattle-based movie critic and journalist died Dec. 20, 2013 in Edmonds, Wash., due to complications from pneumonia. He was 52. A Seattle [...]

Jeff Shannon Never Gave Up, Never Gave In

By |December 27th, 2013|

I just got the news about the death of Jeff Shannon, one of New Mobility’s contributors. Jeff and I got to know each other over [...]

Wheelchair Giveaway Celebrates the Holiday Spirit

By |December 23rd, 2013|

On Dec. 22, A-Z Pawn celebrated the holidays by sharing the gift of mobility — the Norwich, Conn., business gave away 22 power wheelchairs, each [...]

How to Get Through Snow in a Wheelchair

By |December 22nd, 2013|

When posed with the question, "Is it really possible to get through snow in a wheelchair?," most people would say no. Heck, I use a [...]

New museum, old access problems

By |December 20th, 2013|

The Newseum in Washington, D.C., was cited for nearly 100 ADA violations. Planning to visit Washington, D.C., over the holidays to see the [...]

Cool Adaptive Ski Glove Kickstarter Project

By |December 19th, 2013|

Bill Price is an inventor, entrepreneur, adaptive skier and quadriplegic with limited hand function. This combination is a perfect driving force that led Price to [...]

The Wheelchair Accessible Option: Craigslist Finally Listens

By |December 17th, 2013|

In August, a petition on Change.org asked for Craigslist to add a wheelchair accessible option to its housing listings. A very cool woman by the [...]

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