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.

August 2016

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 [...]

Outrage Builds Against ‘Me Before You’

By | June 1st, 2016|

Outrage against the movie by people with disabilities is escalating as the movie gets set to open in theaters on June 3.

Crip Buzz: There is No Replacement for My Wheelchair

By | June 1st, 2016|

When Gina Schuh wrote “My Wheelchair is My Legs, When it Breaks it is an Emergency!” for Pushliving.com, she may have set off a revolution.

May 2016

Erika Bogan Demonstrates the MV-1 to Hillary Clinton

By | May 19th, 2016|

While stumping through Southbend, Hillary Clinton toured AM General’s commercial assembly plant, where the wheelchair accessible MV-1 is manufactured.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Presents Sip-and-Puff Adaptoys

By | May 6th, 2016|

In hopes of bringing Adaptoys to market, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has launched a crowdfunding campaign.

Anticholinergic Meds May Cause Brain Damage

By | May 4th, 2016|

Older adults who use bladder controlling anticholinergic drugs may want to talk with their doctor about finding an alternative.

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