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Philadelphia, Pa--Hireability is nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities obtain competitive jobs and employers to find often overlooked talent. On Wednesday, October 1, they will host a breakfast and informative presentation for employers at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, located at 16th and Race.

The presentation will focus on assistive technology, which includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices which promote greater independence for people with disabilities by enabling them to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing.

"Assistive technology, in all its forms, can really open up the job market for people with disabilities," said Hireability Director, Richard Massaro. "But only if employers know that it exists. Once they do, an entire pool of talented employees becomes accessible to them. We hope the presentation and breakfast will help with that."

Employers interested in attending the breakfast and learning more about assistive technology should speak with Richard Massaro or Doug Pettus at 215-587-3080.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.


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