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 2015

Penalized for Working: Teacher Loses Appeal, Personal Assistance

By | December 17th, 2015|

Jenny Weast fears her 29-year-long teaching career may be over. On Nov. 27, Jenny Weast, a teacher from Oakmont High School in Roseville, [...]

Crip Buzz: December 2015

By | December 1st, 2015|

Disability Inclusive Photo Contest Still Open It’s not too late to enter the “Disability Inclusive Photo Contest” sponsored by NM and PhotoAbility, but you do [...]

November 2015

Economic Self-Sufficiency the “Bone in My Throat,” says Sen. Harkin

By | November 2nd, 2015|

Despite the increased accessibility the ADA has brought for millions, Iowa’s recently-retired Sen. Tom Harkin says it has also failed many.

Crip Buzz: November 2015

By | November 1st, 2015|

Frustrated her county was taking its time painting an accessible parking spot, Claire Lomas grabbed a couple of cans of spray paint.

October 2015

Oct. 19 Forum on Increasing Access to Golden Gate National Recreation Area

By | October 7th, 2015|

The National Park Services and wheelchairtraveling.com has teamed up to cosponsor a forum intended to increase the accessibility of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. [...]

Crip Buzz: New Mobility Blog Relaunch

By | October 1st, 2015|

The New Mobility Blog relaunched with a whole new cast of fresh voices:

September 2015

Disability Inclusive Photo Contest

By | September 16th, 2015|

Photo courtesy of PhotoAbility.net What could be more perfect than New Mobility and PhotoAbility.net co-sponsoring a photo contest to discover the best contemporary [...]

Crip Buzz: Google Celebrates ADA

By | September 1st, 2015|

Web giant Google celebrated the 25th anniversary of the ADA on its home page, in video and by painting portraits

August 2015

Hands Off Our Legs! — Amputees to Protest New Medicare Rule

By | August 25th, 2015|

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, a rally protesting proposed Medicare cuts to the standard of care for 2 million amputees will take place at 2 [...]

Calling All Bloggers

By | August 3rd, 2015|

Have some thoughts you'd like to share? Consider submitting a blog entry to the NM Blog. Want to see your blog on Newmobility.com? [...]

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