UNTANGLING SPINAL CORD COMPLICATIONS

Untangling Spinal Cord Complications

No one wants to worry about losing more function or suffering from increased pain, but scar tissue and cysts in and on the spinal cord can cause just that for a small percentage of people with SCI.

October 2019

The Big Ideas Issue

We asked thought leaders in technology, transportation, culture, community and function research: What are the Big Ideas on how to make the world better for wheelchair users? Here’s what they said.

September 2019

The Inspiration Conundrum

Living life with a disability almost inevitably involves a delicate, and often frustrating, dance with the rest of society’s (mis)conceptions of inspiration.

August 2019

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The iBot is Back. Is the Second Time the Charm?

Twenty years after Dean Kamen revealed his stair-climbing wonder chair on national TV, the iBOT is poised to take center stage again with a new and improved model.

July 2019

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From Wyoming With Love

What started as a simple inquiry about a potential profile developed into a beautiful correspondence between two longtime wheelchair users about life on the ranch.

June 2019

As the head of Airbnb’s push for accessibility and inclusion, Srin Madipalli is overseeing the $35 billion peer-to-peer rental giant’s efforts to make travel more accessible.

The Man Behind Airbnb's Access Push

As the head of Airbnb’s push for accessibility and inclusion, Srin Madipalli is overseeing the $35 billion peer-to-peer rental giant’s efforts to make travel more accessible.

May 2019

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Nurses on Wheels Fight Back

Despite facing many of the same barriers that wheelchair-using doctors encounter, a growing army of nurses on wheels is fighting the system and advocating for changes that will benefit everyone, with and without disabilities.

April 2019

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Disabled Docs - Healing the Medical Model?

Wheelchair users are making it through medical school and rolling into emergency rooms, operating rooms and private practices with greater frequency.

March 2019

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New Mobility Guide to Online Dating

Rejected. Frustrated. Ghosted. Finding true love online as a wheelchair user can be a lot more complicated than simply swiping left or right

February 2019

Person of the Year

Cory Lee Woodard has become the face of accessible travel, and now he has another honor to add to his growing list: New Mobility’s 2018 Person of the Year.

January 2019

Research Matters

How does spinal cord injury research get paid for? It’s an issue I’ve been trying to understand for the better part of two decades.

Other Recent Articles

Bird is the Word

Birdability founder Virginia Rose is passionate about birds, nature and the trails that lead to both, and she is certain there’s at least one disabled person like her in most cities.

The Summer of My Discontent

As the leaves start to turn and the days grow shorter, I find myself daydreaming about the idyllic days of early summer; back when I could count on the sun to warm my quad bones late into the night; back when I had a full stable of excellent doctors I could rely on.

Marxism for Dummies

Socialism is what gets me out of bed every day. If getting me out of bed was left up to the greedy pigs, I’d have no choice but to check into one of the nursing home chains they own, without possibility of parole.

Wheelchair Confidential

When I was first injured back in the mid-2000s, I did not have enough finger dexterity to dial my cell phone well. Instead, I used a Motorola phone that allowed me to make calls by saying “abracadabra.” It was a lot like summoning Siri, only it kept mistakenly activating phone calls.