For almost a generation, New Mobility has been guided by our beloved editor, Tim Gilmer. And now, as he retires, it is time to bid him farewell — although we trust he will not go far. This month is dedicated to Tim, from tributes by staff and freelancers to excerpts of a few of his greatest articles.
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.
Ian Ruder wore out the tires on his power chair to see how Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks rate when it comes to accessibility. He left wanting more of the beauty, more of the serenity and — bummer — better access.
What if your wheelchair could tell you when it was going to need maintenance or when you needed a pressure release? Or what if it could drive you from point to point without you having to steer?
Spring is almost here and there’s no better time to start planning and planting your dream garden. Whether indoors, outdoors or upside down — flowers, foliage or food-focused — the options are plentiful.
In movies, TV shows, magazines, books and pornography we are shown what sex and relationships are “supposed” to look like: normative bodies strolling hand-in-hand down an inaccessible hiking path with the sun shining through the trees. It’s flawless skin brushing up against rock hard abs with meticulously groomed eyebrows and genitals, and no hemorrhoidal skin tags. Phooey.
Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin met in rehab 15 years ago and forged a bond over a commitment to improve support systems for people with SCI. With innovative programs and services, their nonprofit, Wheeling Forward, has done just that for thousands.
Two airlines broke Kenny Salvini’s wheelchair over the course of one year, and in doing so they set him on a mission to find out why accessible air travel is so difficult. What he found is a history of failed policy, an industry blinded by money – and a growing voice for change.
Adaptive products and adaptive lifestyles go hand in hand. Our annual Consumer Guide shows you the tech — and the techniques — for living fully on wheels.
There’s more to independence than simply being able to do everything for yourself. What are the components of independence as a quad, and how do you learn to balance them to live your life to the fullest?