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Accessible technology and rehab medicine help Americans with disabilities in today's work force

chool of Medicine and medical director of the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. "Enabling our patients to use computers for work and to communicate with friends and family provides them with the incentive to train with rehab professionals to overcome their physical disabilities."

At the event, medical and technology experts will provide insight on health issues facing today's work force, and medical issues pertaining to pain, weakness, and the loss or impairment of vision, mobility or dexterity. Accessible technology products that can help mitigate each of these conditions also will be demonstrated.

Scheduled presenters include the following:

  • Dr. Mathew H. M. Lee, Howard A. Rusk professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and medical director, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Dr. Bill Crounse, global healthcare industry manager, Microsoft
  • Dr. Mark A. Young, MBA, FACP, chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Maryland Rehabilitation Center
  • Dr. Steve Stiens, MDS, associate professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, director of Spinal Cord Medicine Fellowship, attending physician, VA Puget Sound Heath Care System
  • Dr. Stanley F. Wainapel, MPH, clinical director, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, and professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The inability to operate computer technology can put workers of any age at a disadvantage and may hinder career advancement or lead to unemployment, whether these individuals are recent college graduates looking for a job, wounded soldiers returning from a tour of duty in Iraq, or aging baby boomers trying to stay competitive in today's work force. In each case, the challenge can be overcome through the use of accessible technologies designed to help people with disabilities.

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Contact: Mechal Weiss
mechal.weiss@edelman.com
212-642-7731
Edelman Public Relations
13-Jul-2005


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