About Jean Dobbs

As editorial director of New Mobility, Jean Dobbs oversees the editorial team, guiding the magazine’s mission and design. She is also responsible for developing new departments and related projects, such as Life in Action magazine. With a master’s degree in journalism, she was previously NM’s executive editor and managing editor and has written for the magazine since 1991. She has interviewed many distinguished members of the disability community, including advocate Justin Dart, disability-culture scholar Carol Gill and entertainment photographer Christopher Voelker. She is editor of the book Kids on Wheels and publisher of Spinal Network: The Total Wheelchair Book. She works from home in North Carolina.

December 2016

New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – December 1, 2016

By | December 1st, 2016|

Behind the Scenes at the Paralympics. The World's Youngest Wheelchair User? Tweaking Your Backrest can Improve Posture, ROM, Breathing. Getting the Chair You Need: Understanding the New Medicare Rules. Ideas and Resources for the First Year of Parenting.

November 2016

New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – November 21, 2016

By | November 18th, 2016|

Paralyzed Monkeys Walk Again in Brain-Spine Interface Study. Three Free and Useful Smartphone Apps. Online Fitness Videos Make Exercising Easier for Wheelchair Users. Apple Cider Vinegar May Remedy Some Secondary Conditions of SCI/D. Abilities Expo: The Place to Try a Wide Variety of New Equipment.

New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – November 1, 2016

By | November 1st, 2016|

iBOT Stair-Climbing Wheelchair: The NM Interview. Latest Dragon Dictation Software Is Best Version Yet. All the Thrills of Downhill Mountain Biking on a Four-Wheeler. 'Mild' Hyperbaric Oxygen May Help with Nerve Pain, Spasticity. 'Easy Does It' Provides Emergency Caregivers and Repairs.

October 2016

New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – October 18, 2016

By | October 18th, 2016|

Will Ecuador Have a Paralyzed President? Chicago Disability Rights Group Sues Uber over Lack of Access. iBOT Stair-Climbing Wheelchair To Return to Market Soon. How to Find a Qualified Surgeon or Seek a Second Opinion.

New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – October 4, 2016

By | October 4th, 2016|

Tammy Duckworth: Our Champion in Congress. Brilliant Kitchen Cabinet System Glides in Multiple Directions. Beating Diabetes When You Have a Spinal Cord Injury. Shop Globally: Look Beyond U.S. Manufacturers for Mobility Technology. Adaptive Clothing Designer Releases Second Half of Fall Line.

September 2016

New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – September 15, 2016

By | September 15th, 2016|

Shrinking Van Parking Aisle Has a Good Explanation. Best Ever DIY Project by a Wheelchair User. Companion Platform Lets Walkers Hitch a Ride on Power Chairs. Neck Surgery Can Relieve Pain and Restore Function Lost from Cervical Stenosis. Wheelchair Luggage Eases a Major Travel Woe.

New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – September 1, 2016

By | September 1st, 2016|

Chill Mitchell Conquers Hollywood. Paralympic Fever is Rising. Standing Wheelchairs Elevate All Aspects of Life. Making Peer-to-Peer Lodging Work for Wheelchair Users.

August 2016

New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – August 19, 2016

By | August 19th, 2016|

8 Long-term Paras Make Motor, Sensory Gains in Unique Study. 7 Brilliant Strategies for Handling Parking Abuse. Adaptive Fashion Company Releases Fall/Winter Line. Avoiding and Treating Hemorrhoids.

New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – August 2, 2016

By | August 2nd, 2016|

August NM Online Now. Adults with SMA Question Teen's Decision to End Her Life. Bracket Turns Kids' Scooter into Power Device for Manual Wheelers. What You Need to Know About Bladder Cancer and SCI.

July 2016

New Mobility Weekly Newsletter – July 21, 2016

By | July 21st, 2016|

NM Newsletter Will Be Biweekly. 'Superhumans' Ad for Paralympics an Instant Classic. ABLE Accounts Open Pathway Out of Poverty. Painful Shoulders Don't Always Require Surgery.

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