The Mission of the National Organization on Disability
March 8, 2005
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Founded in 1982, the National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) represents the interests of 54 million people with disabilities – a large proportion of America’s consumers, as well as an untapped labor market. N.O.D. works with business leaders, corporations, associations, and schools to improve work opportunities for Americans with disabilities, who are employed at dramatically lower rates than the non-disabled. Join Joyce and Alan Reich, President of the N.O.D as they discuss the mission of the N.O.D. and how business owners can help.
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.
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.