• Being a Kingpin

    Being a Kingpin

    I’m surprised sometimes by what activities the girls assume I can or can’t physically participate in. At times, they assume I can do things like go parasailing, but suppose I choose not to because I don’t want the wind to mess up my hair (yup, that’s the reason). Other times they presume I can’t do things that I actually can. Such was the case recently when they figured I couldn’t bowl. “Yes I can.” I said. “You can?
  • Grieving the Loss of a Service Dog

    Grieving the Loss of a Service Dog

    Service dogs greatly enrich the lives of their handlers by performing a myriad of tasks that mitigate a person’s disability. And they provide so much more — unconditional love and acceptance, a feeling of safety, increased positive social interaction. The trade-off for this amazing support is having to say goodbye all too soon. Posted: 12/17/14
  • The Great Blue Man Debate

    The Great Blue Man Debate

    Is it time to consider redesigning the international symbol of access? Read two sides of the debate in New Mobility Magazine here. Posted: 12/15/14
  • Dealing with the rest of the world

    Dealing with the rest of the world

    Let me make some assumptions. Your family loves you and your close friends get you. They bend over backwards to help you accommodate and to make your life more accessible. They may not know first-hand what it is like to have a physical disability, but they try hard to love you the best they can and to see the world from your eyes. Now what about the rest of the world? What about the young men and women we run into, pretending to be disabled so they and their friends can get to the front of rides at amusement parks?
  • When Discrimination Happens to You

    When Discrimination Happens to You

    We all know that discrimination exists in the real world, but when it happens to you, it’s like a hard slap in the face. Read about one New Mobility reader's experience here. Posted: 12/11/14