Siren American Gladiator Issue

Siren American Gladiator ABILITY Magazine cover

Siren – American Gladiator

The American Gladiators are a new kind of American Hero. They’re strong. smart and seemingly perfect. Their beautiful buffed bods fiercely waged in competition against the not-so average everyday athlete offers all of America an opportunity to believe that determination equals success. It is irrelevant whether it is the everyday athlete or the Gladiator ... Read more

Marriott – Good Business Sense

J Willard and Alice Marriott were the first two employees when they opened up their 9-seat root beer stand, in Washington, D.C., in the late 1920’s. That little root beer stand mushroomed into what became the largest chain of restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area The Hot Shoppes. That, in turn, developed into an ... Read more

Nasa’s Virtual Reality

ASA scientists spent October and November in Antarctica testing “telepresence technology” which may be used in the future to explore Mars. Antarctica, like Mars, has remote and hostile locations that are difficult for humans to explore, but which can be reached by sophisticated robots. “We will be able to catalog a previously unexplored ecology ... Read more

“Making and Keeping A Hard Body”

Researchers have discovered that lack of physical fitness is the cause of 6 out of 10 deaths in America. Dr. Glen Almquist presented this statistic in a seminar on physical fitness at the Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital in Long Beach.. California. According to Dr. Almquist, physical fitness is essential for a healthy life. It doesn’t ... Read more

Philadelphia – Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington

Philadelphia is a story that transcends the confines of most human relationships and reaches out to us all. There are no blatant scenes of lovemaking and no profound exclamations of love, rather this story of love subtly weaves its way through the various relationships. It is seen through the family support, the birth of ... Read more

President’s Committee on Employment

DEVELOPING AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM If you are an employer who has a federal contract or subcontract of $10,000 or more, you have affirmative action obligations, under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, to employ and advance people with disabilities. If you have a contract or subcontract of $50,000 or more and employ 50 ... Read more

Americans with Disabilities Act

Overview of Legal Obligation An employer may not inquire into an applicant’s workers’ compensation history before making a conditional offer of employment. After making a conditional job offer.. an employer may ask about a person’s workers’ compensation history in a medical inquiry or examination that is required of all applicants in the same job ... Read more

Universal Design Kitchen Ergonomics

H ow you move within the kitchen, access space for food and utensils, prepare and serve meals, and clean up are the primary criteria in kitchen. design. Standing erect, seated in a wheelchair, or aided by a walker, basic ergonomic requirements remain the ability to reach, see what you are doing and move safely ... Read more

Progressive Training – Proper Positioning and Alignment

The good news is, we’re taking more responsibility for our own health and physical well being. A quick look at the proliferation of health clubs will tell you that. Resistance training is one of the most effective tools we have to build strength, tone, condition and rehabilitate ourselves from musculoskeletal conditions. Resistance training is ... Read more

Plain Talk About Stress

You need stress in your life! Does that surprise you? Perhaps so, but it is quite true. Without stress, life would be dull and unexciting. Stress adds flavor, challenge, and opportunity to life. Too much. stress, however, can seriously affect your physical and mental well-being. A major challenge in this stress-filled world of today ... Read more