To celebrate the ADA’s 16th Anniversary, Andy Imparato, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), joins Joyce on “Disability Matters”.

June 27, 2006
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

John Lancaster, Executive Director of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), makes his third appearance with Joyce Bender on “Disability Matters”. Tune in as Joyce and John discuss the impact that budget cuts in Washington, DC will have on programs and services effecting people with disabilities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NCIL is a membership organization that advances the independent living philosophy and advocates for the human rights of, and services for, people with disabilities to further their full integration and participation in society.

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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