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.

August 2015

President Lauds Americans with Disabilities Act at July 20 Event

By | August 4th, 2015|

Photo by White House photographer Pete Souza President Obama invited hundreds of advocates from around the nation to the White House on July [...]

Kennedy Nganga: Painting So Others Can Live

By | August 1st, 2015|

Artist, philanthropist, Facebook phenom: Kennedy Nganga, a C3-4 quad, loves his art and his people.

July 2015

Driving a Robot, Alice Wong Meets the POTUS

By | July 31st, 2015|

Alice Wong is the first person to meet the president using a telepresence robot. Photo by Pete Souza. Disability scholar and advocate Alice [...]

“Sorry We Said No Sex,” says Armstrong State

By | July 31st, 2015|

First Georgia’s Armstrong State University released a draft policy saying students with disabilities can’t consent to sex. When they responded, “Oh yes we can!” the [...]

Is KanCare Dumping PAS Recipients?

By | July 31st, 2015|

Advocates say KanCare's numbers aren't adding up. How can there be both a lower waiting list AND fewer people being served? Something is [...]

President Obama Signs the Gleason Act

By | July 31st, 2015|

Former NOLA Saints football player Steve Steve Gleason demonstrates how he uses eye-tracking technology to communicate. It’s about to become a lot easier [...]

Budget Impasse Closes Illinois CIL

By | July 30th, 2015|

Over 300 Illinoisans with disabilities went without the vital services of Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living after it temporarily closed on July 2 due [...]

Inaccessible Food Truck Protested

By | July 30th, 2015|

Food trucks are becoming increasingly popular in Austin and very many of them are inaccessible. Austin, Texas’ Veracruz food trucks are known for [...]

Brandon Coats Fired for Medical Marijuana

By | July 30th, 2015|

Brandon Coats thought holding a state-issued medical marijuana card meant his job was safe from random drug tests. Even though he did nothing illegal, he [...]

June 2015

NYC Accessible Sidewalks Lawsuit to Proceed

By | June 26th, 2015|

New Yorkers who use wheelchairs continue to have difficulty with curb cuts, as shown in this screen shot from a video in Affect Magazine's [...]

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