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.

October 2016

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 [...]

The IZ Collection’s Fall/Winter 2016 Line

By | August 17th, 2016|

The IZ Collection released its Fall/Winter capsule and is excited to talk about many of the new items.

‘We’re the Superhumans’ Ad a Super Hit

By | August 1st, 2016|

Paralympics ad; Disability Pride parade in NYC; Xbox wheelchair avatars

July 2016

Xbox Avatars May Soon Sport Wheelchairs

By | July 7th, 2016|

In a move cheered by gamers with disabilities, Xbox may soon include an option for avatars to use Xbox-themed wheelchairs. And how these images were [...]

Crip Buzz: July 2016

By | July 1st, 2016|

Readers share their #LiveBoldly photos; "How People With Disabilities Have Sex" blog

June 2016

Gaylord Resort Apologizes for Employee Calling Amy Van Dyken a “Cripple”

By | June 10th, 2016|

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, has swiftly apologized to ex-Olympian Amy Van Dyken for its employee, a hotel security officer named [...]

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