July 15, 2008
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Ann Sommers, Policy Council for the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Discussed on the show will be the upcoming National Forum on Disability Issues to be held in Columbus, OH on July 26, 2008. The venue allows the AAPD to welcome over 1000 Americans with disabilities to attend and commemorate the 18th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Presidential candidates have been invited to present their vision for disability policy in America.
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.