July 2018

Celebrating Tim

By | 2018-07-02T11:21:33+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|

For almost a generation, New Mobility has been guided by our beloved editor, Tim Gilmer. And now, as he retires, it is time to bid him farewell — although we trust he will not go far. This month is dedicated to Tim, from tributes by staff and freelancers to excerpts of a few of his greatest articles.

June 2018

Eric Howk. The Man

By | 2018-05-31T16:31:51+00:00 June 1st, 2018|

Eric Howk just won a Grammy. His band, Portugal. The Man, has two of the biggest hits of the year. And he is living his dream touring the world and playing guitar. Ian Ruder sat down with Howk to find out what it’s like being one of the most visible wheelchair-using musicians in the world, what life is like on the road and what went on behind the scenes at the Grammys.

May 2018

Nature’s Sublime Wonderlands: Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

By | 2018-04-27T15:35:38+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

Ian Ruder wore out the tires on his power chair to see how Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks rate when it comes to accessibility. He left wanting more of the beauty, more of the serenity and — bummer — better access.

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

Couples We Love

By | 2018-02-23T10:54:41+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

In movies, TV shows, magazines, books and pornography we are shown what sex and relationships are “supposed” to look like: normative bodies strolling hand-in-hand down an inaccessible hiking path with the sun shining through the trees. It’s flawless skin brushing up against rock hard abs with meticulously groomed eyebrows and genitals, and no hemorrhoidal skin tags. Phooey.

January 2018

2017 People of the Year: Yannick Benjamin & Alex Elegudin

By | 2018-01-22T15:43:58+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|

Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin met in rehab 15 years ago and forged a bond over a commitment to improve support systems for people with SCI. With innovative programs and services, their nonprofit, Wheeling Forward, has done just that for thousands.

December 2017

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

By | 2018-07-16T16:06:15+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

Two airlines broke Kenny Salvini’s wheelchair over the course of one year, and in doing so they set him on a mission to find out why accessible air travel is so difficult. What he found is a history of failed policy, an industry blinded by money – and a growing voice for change.

November 2017

October 2017

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