New Mobility Newsletter – June 18, 2024
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by Seth McBride
6d ago
Avid gamer Mike Franz had been waiting for a more accessible way to play some of the heralded games available only on the PlayStation 5. When Sony released its Access Controller late last year, Franz knew he had to have … two. Using dual controllers to create his ultimate accessible gaming setup, he quickly mastered the controls on each game he tried. Read how Franz customized his setup and what… Source ..read more
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Delta and Collins Aerospace Race Toward Onboard Wheelchair Securement 
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by John Morris
1w ago
The Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, has long been an important event for showcasing advancements in aircraft cabin design and, more recently, innovations in cabin accessibility. This year, Delta Flight Products and Collins Aerospace, two major players in the aviation industry, both unveiled innovative wheelchair-securement solutions that aim to revolutionize the flying experience for… Source ..read more
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LapStacker Carrying Device: Reviewed
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by Cheryl Angelelli
2w ago
Carrying multiple objects on my lap as a wheelchair user can sometimes feel like a game of Jenga, where I meticulously stack and reposition objects to avoid them crashing down. So when New Mobility asked me to review the LapStacker, a retractable strap system that holds objects on your lap, I immediately said yes. As a C6 incomplete quadriplegic, I am unable to close my hands and do not have… Source ..read more
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Starbucks’ New Store Offers Accessibility for Employees and Customers
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by Cheryl Angelelli
1M ago
The smell of freshly roasted coffee might not be the only thing that grabs your attention when you enter the new Starbucks in Washington, D.C.’s Union Market District. The store is the first to incorporate Starbucks’ Inclusive Spaces Framework, designed to go beyond ADA compliance and expand independence, choice and access for employees and customers. The Inclusive Spaces Framework was… Source ..read more
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New Mobility Newsletter – May 16, 2024
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by Seth McBride
1M ago
The adaptive mountain bike company Bowhead Corp. has released a new line of high-performance everyday wheelchair wheels. The 559s feature unique carbon fiber rims with integrated handrim mountings, serviceable hubs with stainless steel bearings, and options for color-coordinated hub covers and titanium handrim bolts. Thanks to a new partnership between United Spinal and Airbnb… Source ..read more
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Bowhead Releases a High-Performance Everyday Wheelchair Wheel
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by Seth McBride
1M ago
After debuting a line of hair-proof wheelchair casters, the adaptive mountain-bike company Bowhead is making another foray into everyday wheelchair components with the launch of rear wheelchair-wheels, the 559s. Like Bowhead Corp.’s other products, the 559s feature high-end design and components inspired by the cycling world. “The 559s, designed for wheelchair users seeking… Source ..read more
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Learn How to List Your Accessible Property with United Spinal Association and Airbnb’s Entrepreneurship Academy
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by Ian Ruder
1M ago
Thanks to a new partnership between United Spinal Association and Airbnb, it’s easier than ever for people with mobility disabilities to find out what it takes to list their properties and get involved in the booming hosting industry. United Spinal and Airbnb are developing a first-of-its-kind program tailored to teaching people with mobility needs how to showcase the accessibility features of… Source ..read more
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New Mobility Newsletter – May 1, 2024
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by Seth McBride
1M ago
Ten years ago, Jaimen Hudson was looking for a way to reconnect with the ocean around his Western Australia home. He picked up an early-model drone, took some aerial shots while sitting on the beach, and was blown away by the perspective. Read how Hudson parlayed a natural eye for camera angles, a lot of hard work and a little luck into a thriving career as a wildlife photographer and videographer. Source ..read more
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How Religion Impacted My Growing Up With a Disability
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by Greg Moomjy
1M ago
New Year’s Eve 1999 was the first time my parents allowed my siblings and me to stay up past midnight. This made for a killer essay for English class, full of childhood excitement, sparkling cider and Auld Lang Syne. This was also the first year I learned about New Year’s resolutions. My mom had gotten me a goals chart. That night, with her help, I proudly wrote that by year’s end… Source ..read more
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Solutions for Overactive Bladder
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by Bob Vogel
1M ago
Overactive bladder, also known as spastic or reflex bladder, is one of the most common challenges of living with a neurogenic bladder, characterized by lack of control due to nerve damage. Bladder spasms occur with spinal cord injuries of T12 or higher. It is vital to address spasms with your urologist, because “accidents” are the least concern: The spasms also create high bladder pressures that… Source ..read more
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