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.

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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 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.

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