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.

July 2016

New Mobility Weekly Newsletter – July 14, 2016

By | July 14th, 2016|

Chicago to Add 50 More Accessible Taxis. Jail Time Now Possible for People with Fake Service Animals. From Tame to Extreme, These Videos are Worth Sharing. My SCI Taught Me to Say Yes to New Experiences. Track Vehicles, aka Tank Chairs, Bulldoze into Summer.

New Mobility Weekly Newsletter – July 7, 2016

By | July 7th, 2016|

Is Your Right to Drive Under Attack? Xbox Avatars May Soon Sport Wheelchairs. What Strains of Medical Marijuana Work Best for Specific SCI/D Conditions? Jeans Designed for Wheelchair Users.

June 2016

New Mobility Weekly Newsletter – July 1, 2016

By | June 30th, 2016|

'Stem Cell Tourism' vs. Rigorous Clinical Trials. Accessing 3 Uniquely American Travel Adventures. A Hands-Free Solution for Mobile Devices. Chelsie Hill Lives to Dance.

New Mobility Weekly Newsletter – June 23, 2016

By | June 23rd, 2016|

Wheelers to 'Roll on Capitol Hill' Tuesday. Homemade Accessible Kayak Transporter Redefines Independence. Two Companies Have Literally Reinvented the Wheel. Irrigating the Bladder with these Solutions Can Reduce UTIs.

New Mobility Weekly Newsletter – June 16, 2016

By | June 16th, 2016|

Apple Watch to Track Wheelchair Users' Fitness. When People Ask, 'Can You Have Sex?' That Crunching Sound in Your Back is Not Good. Standing Wheelchair Story Needs Your Expertise.

New Mobility Weekly Newsletter – June 9, 2016

By | June 9th, 2016|

Promising Stem Cell Trial Cancelled Despite Significant Gains. 'Grace' Ad Shows Trump's Bias Against Disability in Classy Way. Fleximug: A Hands-Free Drinking Solution. Beach Wheelchairs More Available than Ever.

New Mobility Weekly Newsletter – June 2, 2016

By | June 2nd, 2016|

Weekly Newsletter: Quads Regain Hand Function After Stem Cell Trial. Advocates Call for Boycott of 'Disability Snuff Film.' Frustrated About Trying to Get Your Wheelchair Fixed? Self-Balancing Two-Wheel Wheelchair Gives New Level of Mobility.

June 2014

And Justin for All

By | June 1st, 2014|

Justin Dart dreams big: Love, empowerment, truth, freedom and justice for all.

March 2014

Vote on the First Set of New Mobility Covers!

By | March 26th, 2014|

We have lots of plans for celebrating our 25th anniversary, starting with an ongoing survey of your favorite New Mobility covers from 1989 to the [...]

October 2013

Records Shattered at 2013 Ironman

By | October 14th, 2013|

Minda Dentler is the first woman to complete the handcycle/racing chair/swimming division of the Ironman. Records and barriers were shattered in the racing [...]

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