Impact of Passage of HR Bill 620

February 27, 2018
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Michael Gamel-McCormick, disability policy director, Special Committee on Aging for Senator Bob Casey, Ranking Member and Kelly Buckland, executive director of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) to the show. Both men will offer their perspective on the U.S. House of Representatives recent passage of HR-620. The House bill is poised to gut title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act by removing any incentive for businesses, organizations, and anyone who provides services to the public to make their services accessible if passed in the U.S. Senate.

Disability Matters

Disability Matters

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Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.

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Joyce Bender

Joyce Bender

Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.

Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.

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