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Wheelchair Accessible Ghost Hunting

Wheelchair Accessible Ghost Hunting

Ghosts aren’t usually too concerned about hanging out in accessible areas. That is why wheelchair accessible ghost hunting groups are just the thing, enabling people with disabilities to finally do what we’ve always dreamed of: Hunt ghosts. Maybe your home is haunted — your very accessible home — which means that hunting ghosts is the […]

Help Improve Airline Access with 15 Simple Questions

Help Improve Airline Access with 15 Simple Questions

We’ve seen the stories about wheelchair users being mistreated by TSA agents or forced to crawl across the tarmac. Is this typical, or are these incidents few and far between? Are some airlines better than others for wheelchair users? And how often is equipment damaged or destroyed by airlines? Please take our short survey on […]

Stuck Inside this Winter? Here are Some Ideas

Stuck Inside this Winter? Here are Some Ideas

As I write this, the winds are blowing fiercely and the snow is piling up like icy sand dunes  — just another winter’s day in the frigid northeastern U.S. Winter always seems like the longest season of the year but in 2014, it appears as if this extreme weather will never end. Since I work […]

Old Seven Mile Bridge Access Approved

Old Seven Mile Bridge Access Approved

The iconic Old Seven Mile Bridge that connects Marathon to the lower Florida Keys will soon be more accessible to wheelchair users. In December, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection agreed to spend $1.16 million to improve access near the bridge’s entrance in Marathon. “The Marathon Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is thrilled that […]

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 […]

New Mobility is Now on Pinterest

New Mobility is Now on Pinterest

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

New museum, old access problems

New museum, old access problems

Planning to visit Washington, D.C., over the holidays to see the sites? If any of the Smithsonian Institution museums are on your itinerary, take a good look at how easily accessible the exhibits are.  Down the National Mall at the Newseum, however, access has been a different story. The Department of Justice cited this museum, […]

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, […]

Oh, no, not the snow!

Oh, no, not the snow!

With a huge swath of the country covered by mounds of snow, it’s time to face a seasonal truth: for wheelers, unless you’re skiing or otherwise playing in the snow, dealing with the snow and the cold stinks! Big wheels caked with snow. Small wheels covered in dirty slush. All four wheels bringing snow and […]

Even old hotels can be accessible

Even old hotels can be accessible

We celebrated a big family wedding over the weekend with the ceremony and reception held at a hotel built in the early 1900s. I worry about access when a building is described as “a fine example of French Renaissance style of architecture.” Since the celebration would continue into the wee hours, we decided to book […]