Andy Imparato and Tracie Saab

May 4, 2010
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Andy Imparato, president and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and Tracie Saab, with the Job Accommodations Network (JAN), and project manager for the Campaign for Disability Employment funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. Discussed on the show will be the mission of this campaign, which is to establish collaborative partnerships among disability and business organizations to promote positive employment opportunities for people with disabilities. AAPD is also a member of the campaign and is working to get out this year’s campaign message, that at work, it’s what you do that matters.

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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