About Josie Byzek

As managing editor of New Mobility and social media manager, it’s a big part of my job to track who’s who and what’s next in the disability community. Also, to know what is working for you, and what you’d like to see covered or improved in New Mobility. How do we look? Are our stories helpful and meaningful? What would you like to see us cover next? I’d love to hear from you. My email is JByzek@Unitedspinal.org. I live with my family in Harrisburg, Pa., mere blocks away from the Susquehanna River, on which I love to fish, kayak, canoe or just sit on a rock and watch the sun go down. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, after years of trekking from one doctor after another to figure out what was going on with my body. But I’ve been involved in our community professionally since 1990, when I first got a job answering phones at the center for independent living in Pittsburgh.

December 2016

Crip Buzz: December 2016

By | December 1st, 2016|

Boy with CP ejected from Trump rally meets Obama; Online dating for a woman in a wheelchair

November 2016

Three Free and Useful Smartphone Apps

By | November 1st, 2016|

Every year there are more smartphone apps designed to make an aspect of living with a disability a little bit easier. Here are three free and useful offerings available from Google Play and the iTunes App Store.

We Can Go Anywhere: My Adventures on Daddy’s Chair

By | November 1st, 2016|

The new children’s book, We Can Go Anywhere: My Adventures on Daddy’s Chair, is delightful. It’s also full of life, energy and the loving bond between a precious little girl and her adventurous Daddy, who takes her to the moon and back on his power chair.

Crip Buzz: November 2016

By | November 1st, 2016|

Advice for the newly injured; Conflict at the gas pump

October 2016

Clinton, Trump Respond to RevUp Presidential Survey

By | October 28th, 2016|

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both responded to REV UP's presidential survey, which asks questions about each candidate's approach to disability issues and concerns.

Four Height Adjustable Wheelchair Accessible Kitchens

By | October 4th, 2016|

Here are four height-adjustable wheelchair accessible kitchens, featuring cabinets that lift or lower with the push of a button.

Crip Buzz: October 2016

By | October 3rd, 2016|

Reveca Torres takes on BP; Tony the Tiger encourages chairskater; NM photog posts to Facebook on flight home from Rio

September 2016

Details from Hillary Clinton’s Disability Employment Policy Speech

By | September 27th, 2016|

On Sept. 21 Hillary Clinton became the first presidential candidate to give a major speech on a disability issue.

Crip Buzz: September 2016

By | September 1st, 2016|

BMW Paralympic Chair; "We Carry Kevan" backpacking across Europe

August 2016

7 Hard-Core Parking Abuse Strategies

By | August 18th, 2016|

What will it take to get nondisabled drivers to stop parking in accessible spots? Here are seven hard-core parking abuse strategies wheelchair users have employed [...]

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