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.

December 2015

Buying a First Home

By | December 1st, 2015|

There are few things more terrifying and exciting to a person with a disability than being a first-time home buyer. Many options exist, from building [...]

November 2015

Seattle Sued Over Broken, Missing Curb Cuts

By | November 3rd, 2015|

Cuquis Robledo demonstrates one of Seattle's many "crappy curbs." Disability Rights Washington has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Seattle over [...]

October 2015

Is the American Red Cross Unsafe for Disabled People?

By | October 1st, 2015|

Photo courtesy of Portlight Strategies Portlight Strategies and the National Council on Independent Living are considering severing ties with the American Red Cross [...]

September 2015

No Rescue for Woman with MS who Perished in Valley Fire

By | September 30th, 2015|

This is all that is left of Barbara McWilliams' home after the fire that claimed her life swept through. Photo by Kent Porter/The Associated [...]

Cedar Rapids to Install, Repair or Replace Curb Cuts

By | September 22nd, 2015|

Wheelchair users in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will have an easier time getting around now that the city and U.S. Department of Justice reached a $15 [...]

#Prep4PWDs Twitter Chat about Emergency Prep on Sept. 15

By | September 14th, 2015|

There will be a Twitter chat about emergency preparedness and disability tomorrow at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. This chat is being sponsored by the [...]

August 2015

DOL Home Care Rule Upheld in Court

By | August 26th, 2015|

In Texas, personal assistants and ADAPT activists march together to try to get the pay of all attendants raised to $10. Nationally, personal assistants [...]

Fashionista Jillian Mercado Signs on with IMG Models

By | August 21st, 2015|

This photo was posted on Instagram by Jillian Mercado (@jilly_peppa) on Aug. 19, 2015. Jillian Mercado, the New Yorker model with muscular dystrophy [...]

The Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act is Introduced

By | August 21st, 2015|

Look closely — this house's front door was designed with a no-step entrance. Eleanor Smith’ 30-plus years of advocacy for Visitability in new [...]

Bronx Medical Center Sued Under ADA

By | August 11th, 2015|

A Bronx medical center is facing legal troubles after a federal lawsuit was filed against it on July 29 over complaints that it fails to [...]

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