2019 reflections and 2020 goals for disabiliy community

December 31, 2019
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Joyce welcomes three disability leaders, Kelly Buckland, executive director of the National Council on Independent Living; Jill Houghton, president and CEO of Disability:IN; and Maria Town, president and CEO of American Association of People with Disabilities to the show. The guests will discuss issues, accomplishments, and trends in the community to keep Joyce's listeners appraised on what is happening on a national basis in the area of disability. They will reflect on the past year and what to look forward to in 2020.

Disability Matters

Disability Matters

Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

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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