New Mobility encourages the integration of active wheelchair users into mainstream society with articles on health, advocacy, travel, employment, relationships, recreation, media, products and more.
Lifestyle magazine for wheelchair users, covers health, people, relationships, sex, parenting, work, art, recreation, travel, legal issues, products, and cure research. Monthly columns cover Post Polio, MS and Spinal Cord Injuries.Â New Mobility brings insight and the tools to live a full life.
New Mobility, launched in 1989, is a United States-based magazine for active wheelchair users. This monthly publication covers health, disability rights, adaptive technology and lifestyle topics such as recreation, travel, the arts, relationships, sexuality, parenting, employment and home modification. It also profiles successful wheelchair users, including John Hockenberry, Christopher Voelker, Brooke Ellison, Chantal Petitclerc and the late Christopher Reeve. New Mobility, currently edited by Tim Gilmer, received a Utne Independent Press Award for Lifestyle Coverage in 2006.
Early disability titles tended to reflect what is known as the medical model of disability, which emphasized the need for cures and referred to people with disabilities as "patients." New Mobility defined its social model of disability point of view with a lifestyle-oriented approach, inclusion mentality and people-first language. It was also one of the first periodicals to seriously address sexuality and disability, and its provocative role in this area has been recognized by the Los Angeles Times, and subsequently the Associated Press. The magazine sums up its place in the field of disability journalism with the tagline "Life Beyond Wheels."
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