About Mark Boatman

Growing up in central North Dakota, Mark Boatman became interested in journalism and today loves chasing down an important story. After a three-year incarceration in a nursing home, Boatman moved to western Montana in 2006, where he pursued his dream of a degree in journalism, graduating from the University of Montana School of Journalism in 2012. Besides reporting and freelancing for New Mobility, Mark also has contributed to Quest magazine. He became a first time homeowner in 2014 and lives in Lolo, Mont., with his pug, Frank.

February 2016

Handcyclist Joe Stone Settles Complaint Against Montana Marathon

By | February 19th, 2016|

Handcyclist Joe Stone has settled his disability discrimination complaint against Run Wild Missoula after the marathon agreed to allow handcycles and wheelchairs in the race [...]

January 2016

Disability Integration Act Introduced

By | January 13th, 2016|

“When you're forced to live in an institution and segregated from the community, your civil rights are being violated,”

Kelli Sem Denied Pharmacy School Accommodation

By | January 11th, 2016|

Kelli Sem has wanted to be a pharmacist since high school, but the 22-year-old says the North Dakota State University Pharmacy School is standing in her way.

Single-Aisle Airplanes May Soon Have Accessible Bathrooms

By | January 8th, 2016|

Accessible bathrooms may soon become a fixture on newer single-aisle airplanes as the U.S. Department of Transportation announced in early December that it is considering changes to the Air Carrier Access Act.

Timmons Tapped as Red Cross Disability Integration Coordinator

By | January 6th, 2016|

The Red Cross announced on Dec. 16 that Paul Timmons will serve as disability integration coordinator for the national provider of emergency assistance and disaster relief.

December 2015

Wheelchair-using Pedestrians More Likely to be Struck

By | December 10th, 2015|

Traveling on the road in your wheelchair may be even more dangerous than you think. Wheelchair-using pedestrians are over a third more likely to be [...]

Jay Ruckelshaus Named as Rhodes Scholar

By | December 9th, 2015|

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and among the most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world, and Jay Ruckelshaus, a senior at Duke University [...]

Is Suicide an Option? Depends if You’re Disabled, says Study

By | December 8th, 2015|

The results of this study aren't surprising, says lead researcher Emily Lund. A joint Utah State University and Mississippi State University study finds [...]

Wheelchair Users Push Back Against Red Rocks Ticket Resellers

By | December 2nd, 2015|

Colorado advocates are pushing back against ticket reselling websites like StubHub and SeatGeek that they say are snapping up accessible seats at the Red Rocks [...]

Over 500 Amtrak Stations Still Inaccessible

By | December 2nd, 2015|

The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed 25 years ago, gave Amtrak 20 years to make its stations accessible. Now it’s five years past that deadline, [...]

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