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By Sharon F. Mrotek Kissane

Discusses careers for bodily challenged humans, tells how you can specialise in skill now not incapacity, create nice resumes, and get ready for task interviews.

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2. The second concerns wheelchairs. Sunrise Medical purchased the independent wheelchair manufacturer Quickie in 1986, leading to the widespread marketing of the lightweight, stylish, manual wheelchair. Imitators quickly followed. Wheelchair technology has made significant progress in power chairs, too. Scooters have become a major market force. Serving originally as a long-distance transportation mode for people with walking disorders, they have become lighter, sturdier, and more maneuverable than many power chairs.

But, the path is there, if you choose to follow your dream. Page 17 Consider this story reported in the Chicago Tribune on March 4, 1996: On February 19, 1995, Stephanie Bostos was in a serious automobile accident. Her upper right leg was smashed, requiring the implantation of a steel rod and screws in her hip and knee. More catastrophic, her right foot had to be amputated. Yet, she recently danced on one of America's premier venues: the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. How could this be?

Human resource people have greater workloads and must wear many hats. They don't have time to linger over a résumé that is "iffy" or incomplete or does not offer up-to-date marketable skills. You are not alone in your quest for work. S. population. Seventy-nine percent of nonworking Americans with disabilities say they are both capable and willing to work, according to a report recently issued by the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities; one of the reasons for their unemployment cited by 32 percent of those surveyed is that they lack the necessary training.

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