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Go Anywhere with Pony Access, the Accessible Chariot

Go Anywhere with Pony Access, the Accessible Chariot

Forget saving up for that several thousand dollar all-terrain wheelchair and instead take a look at Pony Access, the world’s first and only wheelchair accessible chariot. Simon Mulholland, a creative and kind soul from Exeter, United Kingdom, initially designed the Saddlechariot — it’s kind of like a pony-powered Segway — and now has decided to […]

Person of Year's Belize Adventure

Person of Year’s Belize Adventure

When I interviewed Deborah Davis for New Mobility’s Person of the Year profile, she was about to leave for Belize — yet another travel adventure for this dynamic, daring woman. If you’re like me and have no clue where Belize is located, here’s what I learned: The country is on the northeastern coast of Central […]

Criptaedo: The Self-Defense Revolution

Criptaedo: The Self-Defense Revolution

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 […]

Take to the Skies with an Able Flight Scholarship

Take to the Skies with an Able Flight Scholarship

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

New Mobility is Now on Pinterest

New Mobility is now on Pinterest. Right now we have four boards:

Lessons from the River: Adaptive Kayaking Takes a Village

Lessons from the River: Adaptive Kayaking Takes a Village

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.

Outdoor Tracks: Wilderness Condo

Outdoor Tracks: Wilderness Condo

“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 […]

Bob Vogel’s 12 Holiday Gifts for Wheelchair Users

Bob Vogel’s 12 Holiday Gifts for Wheelchair Users

‘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, […]

Even many older bowling alleys are accessible now.

Three Fun Ways To Stay Fit

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.

ChairTipsNTricks Shows It All

ChairTipsNTricks Shows It All

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 […]