Kenya Loudd: Strength of Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act
May 10, 2022
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Kenya Loudd, a joint doctoral student at Yale University in the departments of History of Science and Medicine and African American Studies, to the show. During the show, she will discuss her research, which is centered around the nexus of race, disability, education, and institutionalization where she explores, on a large scale, the historical Black experience with disability. As we prepare to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the passage of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Kenya will also explain her involvement in the 1977 protest to pass the legislation and share her perspective of the strength of Section 504 today.
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.
Joyce speaks across the United States and internationally representing the State Department on informational exchanges related to disability employment best practices. She has represented the State Department in programming with Panama, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya, and Tunisia.