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Michael Collins

Everyday Advocacy: Condo Accessibility

Although condos are not covered by the ADA, some features must be accessible under Fair Housing laws, and discrimination is illegal.

SCI Life: February 2015

SCI Life: February 2015

Athlete Trish Downing quickly learned that SCI doesn’t touch the desire to be active and compete.

Kary Wright

Outdoor Tracks: Florida Boat Tour

An accessible pontoon boat provides an intimate view of river wildlife. Just don’t touch the baby alligators.

Crip Buzz: February 2015

Crip Buzz: February 2015

I went to the local grocery store and a woman sparked up a conversation with me, and asked me if I did any sports. Just to be different, I said no, I am too old and broken for that. She says to me …

New Track Chair Options

New Track Chair Options

Blaze your own Trax Last May we took an in-depth look at the emerging field of track chairs. If you missed it, or have no idea what a track chair is, think wheelchair meets tank: big, powerful chairs, usually with treads to help you conquer the most unforgiving terrain. Based on the responses we got […]

Do We Need Day of Acceptance?

Do We Need Day of Acceptance?

I was a bit mystified recently when I bumped into the International Day of Acceptance, which this year was Jan. 20. I’d never heard of it before (it began in 2010), and wondered how one day could possibly do any good for a disability community that fights for acceptance on every level, from personal to […]

Winter Sports Clinic for Vets: March 29-April 3

Winter Sports Clinic for Vets: March 29-April 3

Hundreds of disabled veterans from around the country will gather this spring in Snowmass Village, Colo., to participate in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. While there, they will receive world-class adaptive winter sports instruction. The clinic will be held from March 29 to April 3, 2015 and is for U.S. military veterans and […]

On "NCIS: New Orleans," Wheeler is for Real

On “NCIS: New Orleans,” Wheeler is for Real

Is he or isn’t he? Is the wheeler character named Patton Plame on “NCIS: New Orleans” disabled or just another Hollywood faker? These days I’m so cynical I assume any actor sitting in a wheelchair is a “pretender,” but in the case of Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, I was very wrong. Mitchell was a successful actor […]

Alan Troop — 1945-2014

Alan Troop — 1945-2014

Author, avid sailor and longtime New Mobility contributor Alan Troop died at his Davie, Fla., home on Dec. 18, 2014. A devoted husband and father, he was best known for his Dragon De La Sangre novels, his freewheeling style and his versatility as a writer. Susan Troop, his wife of 27 years, says his infectious […]

Person of the Year: Jason DaSilva

Person of the Year: Jason DaSilva

When successful documentary filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with MS at the age of 25, everything changed — except his desire to make films.