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.

June 2015

D.C. Cab Companies About to Miss Accessibility Deadline

By | June 25th, 2015|

Good news — Washington, D.C., has a law requiring cabs to be accessible. Bad news — the District's cab companies are about to miss [...]

Simi Linton Awarded Medal of Distinction from Barnard

By | June 4th, 2015|

Simi Linton, one of America’s foremost experts on disability and the arts, was honored with a Medal of Distinction from Barnard College during spring commencement [...]

May 2015

California Shuts Down Leap Transit

By | May 22nd, 2015|

Luxury bus company Leap removed access features to make room for leather armchairs and bar seats. San Francisco’s luxury bus company Leap Transit [...]

Katherine Beattie: Shredding the Wheelchair Motocross Scene

By | May 20th, 2015|

Photo by Shutterschwab Katherine Beattie is shredding the wheelchair motocross scene, finishing eighth overall in her first WCMX World Championships, held in April [...]

First Responders Disability Awareness Training

By | May 18th, 2015|

With all of the bad news in the media these days about harmful — and sometimes deadly — interactions between people with disabilities and first [...]

The Steve Gleason Act Passes Senate

By | May 4th, 2015|

Former New Orleans Saints football player Steve Gleason communicates via a speech generating device. The Steve Gleason Act of 2015 unanimously passed the [...]

Luxury Bus Service Leap Will Restore One Lift

By | May 4th, 2015|

Luxury bus company Leap removed access features to make room for leather armchairs and bar seats. Advocates were infuriated to discover San Francisco’s [...]

Bathroom Equipment: Not Medically Necessary??

By | May 1st, 2015|

Medicare will not pay for bathroom equipment because they say it is not medically necessary. What options do we have?

April 2015

San Diego Transit Yanked Wheelchair User’s Discount Fare Card

By | April 27th, 2015|

A San Diego man is battling the local transit system after Metropolitan Transit System police confiscated his discount fare card, saying he couldn’t provide sufficient [...]

Los Angeles Will Fix Crumbling, Inaccessible Sidewalks

By | April 10th, 2015|

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Attorney Guy Wallace and CALIF Director Lillibeth Navarro After years of legal wrangling, the City of Los Angeles [...]

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