August 2018

United Spinal Partners to Improve Photo Representations of Disability

By |2018-10-01T15:16:01+00:00August 1st, 2018|

United Spinal Association is excited to be a part of a new effort to address inaccurate stereotypes of wheelchair users and improve the representation of people with disabilities in the media.

July 2018

New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – July 19, 2018

By |2018-07-19T10:56:23+00:00July 19th, 2018|

Nonsurgical Recovery of Function After Spinal Cord Injury. The Icon Explore Mountain Trike. Film Review: 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'. Gear Hacks: Hacking an Inaccessible House. Address the Stress.

June 2018

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

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

Eric Howk. The Man

By |2018-05-31T16:31:51+00:00June 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+00:00May 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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