Have you heard of Criptaedo? It’s a style of karate created by Paul Brailer as a way to teach self-defense to others with disabilities. It’s the name of his YouTube channel, where he posts clips teaching his moves. And, as of 2014, it’s also the name of a new nonprofit dedicated to teaching self-defense to […]
Getting a pilot’s license is usually reserved for those with plenty of extra cash, not for wheelers trying to break even each month. That is why Able Flight out of Chapel Hill, N.C., is an organization after my own heart. This group passes out aviation scholarships to a handful of lucky wheelers each year. Recipients […]
New Mobility is now on Pinterest. Right now we have four boards:
Some people say that it takes a village to raise a child. It also took a village to put me back into a kayak after a paralyzing bicycle accident.
“You aren’t going to believe this thing Brian stayed up all night building,” says David. “Well what is it?” I reply. “You’re going to have to wait until we get to the hunting spot. See you there in a half hour!” I jump in the van (as a quad in an electric wheelchair, “jumping in […]
‘Tis the season for holiday gift lists. For about eight years after my injury in 1985, I was bothered by annual variations of “gift ideas for wheelchair users,” and I couldn’t figure out why. I’d learned to live and thrive as an adventurous T10 para, and would have been thrilled with a gift of, say, […]
What’s the secret to staying fit in a wheelchair? Making it fun. Here are three activities — bowling, ping pong and Zumba — that are more fun than work.
When Matthew Tilford became a T12 paraplegic, everything he knew how to do was completely different. But instead of sulking, he created ChairTipsNTricks.com, a site dedicated to creating/sharing videos showing how to do everything from a wheelchair. And some of my favorite videos of his are his recreational ones. He shows basic things like wheelchair […]
Horses have been Amberley Snyder’s passion since she was 3 years old, and she rode in her first rodeo at the young age of 7. That was the year her dad, retired Los Angeles Dodger, Cory Snyder, moved his family to Elk River, Utah. When her dad told her the news of moving, she said […]
The ocean waves are pounding on the shore beside you as you lean back and enjoy the sun. The wind is behind you, the breeze filled with the aroma of the sea. Before you the sky is a deep blue, dotted with white puffy clouds gliding by. Seagulls soar overhead, intrigued by a strange object […]