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Kickstarter Project: Real Roles for Disabled Actors

Kickstarter Project: Real Roles for Disabled Actors

Although the roles for disabled actors in television and film are starting to appear here and there, the media still has a long way to go — it is still rare when they get it right. Too often, the industry falls back on tired, stereotypical portrayals of “inspiration,” “overcoming the odds,” “angry, bitter villain” or […]

'Embedded Arts' Infuses Art Into PT, OT

‘Embedded Arts’ Infuses Art Into PT, OT

A biofeedback machine with an artistic side. Yes, that’s the inherent beauty of Embedded Arts, an interactive artistic element added to rehab that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Invented by researchers and therapists at Ohio State University, Embedded Arts gives people an entirely new way to experience their physical rehab session, and is perfect […]

"Wings for Life World Run" Dedicated to SCI Research

“Wings for Life World Run” Dedicated to SCI Research

On May 4th, 2014, the Wings for Life World Run  is set to take place, but it’s not your ordinary run or marathon by far. It Is a simultaneous world run taking place in 35 different locations around the world. The Wings for Life World Run, sponsored by Red Bull, is the first of its […]

What If We Were Treated Exactly the Same?

What If We Were Treated Exactly the Same?

I had a deep thought the other night while lying in bed. What if in spite of my disability, I had been treated exactly the same as everybody else throughout my years of my being paralyzed? Would my journey have been as hard? I’m talking about an alternative Alice in Wonderland-type World where peers never […]

Can a Doctor Refuse Treatment?

Can a Doctor Refuse Treatment?

What happens if a doctor refuses to treat you? That happened to a friend, a wheelchair user with osteogenesis imperfecta (or brittle bone disease).  My friend, like others with OI, has had countless bone fractures.  Recently, she broke her arm as she was reaching for a pencil while working with a group of young students […]

Wheelchair Dance Movie Musical Chairs on HBO all April

Wheelchair Dance Movie Musical Chairs on HBO all April

There is a lot to love about the wheelchair dance movie, Musical Chairs, which is playing on HBO this whole month. First, it features Push Girl Auti Angel, and here at New Mobility we are die-hard Auti Angel fans. Our pal from Philadelphia, Clark Matthews, also has a cameo in the big dance scene. Second, […]

Jesper Odelberg: On the Rise Swedish Comic with CP

Jesper Odelberg: On the Rise Swedish Comic with CP

We’ve profiled wheelchair-using comedians before — Megan Gallagher, Zach Anner and the adorable Amy Bruener to name a few — and now we can add Swedish comic Jesper Odelberg to our list. Odelberg hasn’t yet made his big debut in the United States. We’re not quite sure if that’s what he even wants international notoriety, […]

Behind the Wheel of a New Van

Behind the Wheel of a New Van

Wow, am I sitting up high now!  So high in fact, I can see over almost all the other vehicles on the road. What a feeling of power behind the wheel!  It’s also one of the benefits of ditching my much smaller and lower Honda Civic for a  newly equipped and very accessible van. I’ve […]

7 Myths About Disability and Emergency Preparation

7 Myths About Disability and Emergency Preparation

The first thing you’ve got to understand about emergency preparation is that it’s for an EMERGENCY. Throw disability into the mix and a bad situation has the potential to get significantly worse — fast. Still, many believe these myths that, frankly, can get them killed. 1. Disabled people are definitely a priority group. You’d think. […]

The Cybathlon: A Powered Adaptive Device Competition

The Cybathlon: A Powered Adaptive Device Competition

When I first read about the Cybathlon Competition that will take place on Oct. 8, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland, I thought it was an Onion article. But I checked it out, and the powered adaptive device competition is legit, and sounds ultra cool. Motherboard calls it the Bionics Olympics while Slate says it’s “awesome,” and […]