July 2018

June 2018

ADA Lawsuits: Should Society Be Worried About Serial Litigants, or Serial Violators of the ADA

By | 2018-07-16T11:11:36+00:00 June 16th, 2018|

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on a lawsuit filed alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The article shares a tone with many stories on ADA lawsuits from around the country, and is illustrative of the way that the mainstream press often portrays these lawsuits and those who file them.

New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – June 5, 2018

By | 2018-06-05T13:37:49+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

Eric Howk. The Man. Lonely Planet Releases Accessible Travel Phrasebook. End of an Era: Tim Gilmer's Last Bully Pulpit. New Products Unveiled at ISS. Small Town ADA Violations: Building a Group Case. Kayak Paddle Solution.

Eric Howk. The Man

By | 2018-05-31T16:31:51+00:00 June 1st, 2018|

Eric Howk just won a Grammy. His band, Portugal. The Man, has two of the biggest hits of the year. And he is living his dream touring the world and playing guitar. Ian Ruder sat down with Howk to find out what it’s like being one of the most visible wheelchair-using musicians in the world, what life is like on the road and what went on behind the scenes at the Grammys.

May 2018

Shifts in Mainstream Media Conversations About Disability

By | 2018-07-16T10:42:14+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

Despite years of progress, the media’s coverage of people with disabilities and the issues pertinent to us all too often remains condescending. The coverage of two recent events — the death of physicist Stephen Hawking and the Pyeongchang Paralympics — provided contrasting examples of the good and the bad of mainstream coverage.

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