Paula Ballog, Jim Homme, Gerald Homme: Bender HighTest Team

May 17, 2022
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Bender’s HighTest Team to the show. Paula “PJ” Ballog, Jim Homme, and Gerald Homme will explain the mission of the team and their expertise in providing digital accessibility solutions. Guests will discuss the increasing importance of digital accessibility from compliance with regulations such as Section 508 and World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to impact from a consumer perspective. The team will also add perspective about digital accessibility as an emerging talent need within the information technology field and what this means for candidates with disabilities seeking careers in this field.

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.

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.

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