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.
California’s premiere adaptive surfing organization, Life Rolls On, is holding an adaptive surfing clinic on Rockaway Beach in Queens, N.Y., for adults and children with all types of disabilities. The event will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and over 200 participants are expected to attend. Many remember that […]
Two hip-hop performers are bringing “rap therapy” to young people in hopes of guiding them down the right road.
Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things; Held Down by Red Tape, Not Disability; Service Dog Pictured in Yearbook
A clever series of TV ads is helping Brits “end the awkward” around people with disabilities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today that it is inviting public input on potential revisions to the regulations implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a law that governs employment of individuals with disabilities by the federal government. Current Section 501 regulations prohibit employment discrimination based on disability […]
There are only two days left to team up with Kesha Pilot to raise $15,000 in support of United Spinal Association’s Roll on Capitol Hill. This event pours wheelchair users into lawmakers’ offices where they share real-life stories of what having access to a chair that fits right and works right does for them. Given […]
Globetrotter Scott Rains is off to Nepal, where he will be doing what he loves best: experiencing all the world has to offer first hand while simultaneously inviting that world to become more accessible and inviting for people with disabilities. “The goal is that I will train workers at every stop I make so that […]
Didn’t get enough of the Sochi Paralympics on network TV? Check out commentary and cool photos.
The Best of Disability Blogs and Banter Portlight Strategies’ #RUReady media blitz invited bloggers and emergency preparedness organizations to post about how people with disabilities can survive disasters. Emergency Preparedness — Are You Ready? I live in Northern Colorado, in an area beset by frequent power outages. We experience severe weather in the form of […]
There is a lot to love about the wheelchair dance movie, Musical Chairs, which is playing on HBO this whole month. First, it features Push Girl Auti Angel, and here at New Mobility we are die-hard Auti Angel fans. Our pal from Philadelphia, Clark Matthews, also has a cameo in the big dance scene. Second, […]