IDAR Dart, Daughter of the Late Disability Rights Leader, Justin Dart Jr.

July 25, 2006
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

IDAR Sloan Dart joins Joyce to talk about her late father, Justin Dart Jr. This episode is dedicated to honoring the life and work of her father, the late, disability rights leader Justin Dart Jr.. The day after IDAR’s appearance, we celebrate the 16th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) legislation signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. Best known as the father of the ADA, Justin Dart Jr. is often referred to as the Martin Luther King of the disability civil rights movement; he thought of himself in much more humble terms - simply as a soldier of justice. Justin dedicated nearly 50 years of his life to advocacy for the civil rights of oppressed people in America and around the world.

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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