Special Encore Presentation: Tony Coelho
December 14, 2010
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Back by popular demand, we will be rebroadcasting the November 23, 2010 edition of Disability Matters with Joyce Bender on December 14, 2010. Joyce welcomes The Honorable Tony Coelho, author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities. Discussed on the show, will be his personal experience, as a person living with epilepsy. He will reflect on the changes that have taken place in the lives of people with disabilities, including those with epilepsy, since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990.
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.