Person of the Year: Karen Braitmayer

Architect, businesswoman and policy-shaper, her impact earned her the American Institute of Architects 2019 Whitney M. Young Award for Social Responsibility. For these reasons and many more, we are honored to present Braitmayer as our 2019 Person of the Year.

January 2020

Queen of the Geeks

As the deputy editor for one of the web’s leading geek culture sites, Jill Pantozzi is uniquely positioned to influence the mainstream discourse about comics, sci-fi, fantasy and more.

December 2019

2020 disability products consumer guide

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.


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

  • Joanne Smith

Final Food For Thought

I’ve had the pleasure of being the nutrition columnist for New Mobility for the past six years, and now it is time to wish you all a final bon appétit.

Other Recent Articles

New Year’s Resolutions

2020 is shaping up to look like a great year for NEW MOBILITY. We have an exciting slate of stories lined up and we’ve enlisted some new voices that I think you are really going to enjoy.

Ervin: The Big Reveal

There are some cripples who can easily get away with appearing not to be crippled at all, at least for a little while. But in the long run, this is always a futile proposition.

Three Molecules And A Mom

This month’s column is about three molecules, a mom, a tenacious father-in-law and a biotech breakthrough with huge possible implications for people with spinal cord injuries.

Refusing to Die: The Chris Dunn Story

Chris Dunn survived a freak diving accident that left him paralyzed, on a ventilator and mostly blind only to face an even more hellish reality: a year living in a Maine ICU fighting for his right to go to rehab and get back to living his life.

Rolling Rainbow Barb Zablotney

These days, Barb Zablotney’s friends call her the Rolling Rainbow because of her positive attitude and the bright colors that adorn her body and chair — but the nickname wouldn’t have worked a few years ago.