Kategori: Culture

  • Disability Ink Goes Mainstream

    Erika Bogan by BAW Photography Mine is innocuous enough. It’s a little gecko on my lower abdomen that I got while attending the University of Florida’s homecoming in my freshman year of college. There is no particular meaning attached to it other than I was having a really good time with great friends. Subsequent tattoos,…

  • Making the Biggest Music Festivals in the U.S. More Accessible

    The two-weekend, six-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, in Indio, California, is one of the most famous and well-attended annual music events in the U.S. With over 100,000 attendees packed into a sprawling venue and 100-degree desert temperatures, it’s also a potential nightmare for accessibility. Austin Whitney, the festival’s ADA compliance coordinator, is responsible…

  • AI Image Contest Draws Striking Entries

    AI image by Srivats Shankar We recently asked to see disability-related images you created using the mind-blowing advancements in artificial intelligence. We got the idea when Pete Aviles, a paraplegic business owner and designer, sent us some of his creations on the platform Midjourney. “You can make visionary art, or you can make it look…

  • Meet the Wheelchair User and TikTok Influencer Featured on the Latest Season of Queer Eye

    The recently released Season 7 of the Netflix series Queer Eye features Ray “Speedy” Walker, who sustained a C8 spinal cord injury in a 2020 car accident and gained popularity sharing his story on TikTok. After being nominated for the show by his teachers, he spends a week with the Fab Five, the show’s stars…

  • Disabled Writers and Actors Strike for a Better Future

    Photo by J.W. Hendricks Hollywood is at a standstill. The Writers Guild of America, the union that represents 11,500 screenwriters, and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, representing 160,000 actors, are both on strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. These are the writers and actors…

  • Tell Us What You Want New Mobility to Cover in 2024

    Each year we receive hundreds of great ideas that form the core of the magazine and website. Our collaboration and the special relationship we have with our community has helped us stay fresh and vital and our collective knowledge has unquestionably helped thousands, if not millions of wheelchair users. So how do we keep helping…

  • 5 Summer Reading Picks for Wheelchair Users

    As the only NM contributor I know who also worked as a CIA analyst, Otis has skills in all types of different areas. The juxtaposition of these two books is more proof. True or False is a must-read nonfiction guide to the all-too-fictitious world we live in, while At the Speed of Lies is her…

  • Behind the Lens

    A growing number of wheelchair users are getting behind the camera and creating documentaries that are airing on PBS, winning at film festivals and even earning Oscar nominations. New, more affordable technology, expanding media outlets and a content-craving public are a few of the reasons why documentary filmmaking has become more accessible than ever. We…

  • Create Disability-Themed AI Art, Win a Gift Card

    We want to see your best artistic creations using the mind-blowing recent advancements in artificial intelligence. Share your best disability-inspired AI art on Instagram for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and possibly be featured in an upcoming New Mobility article. Whether you’re a trained artist or a novice, you can leverage…

  • Please Remain Seated: Actor Wheelchair

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