Robert David Hall
April 28, 2009
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes actor and disability advocate, Robert David Hall of CBS “CSI: Criminal Scene Investigation whose other credits include recurring roles in "The Practice" and "L.A. Law" and guest-starring roles in "The West Wing," and on CBS, "Touched by an Angel," "Brooklyn South" and "Promised Land." Mr. Hall will be discussing the April 30, 2009, episode, which will revolve around his character, “Albert Robbins”. He will also be discussing living with a disability and his advocacy work on behalf of other actors with disabilities as national chair of the Performers with Disabilities committees of both the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA. He also serves as national chairman of the Performers with Disabilities Caucus for SAG, AFTRA and Equity. Additionally, he will discuss his work as a devoted community activist, serving on the board of directors of the National Organization on Disability.
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.