Dr. Tom Keating
April 10, 2012
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Dr. Tom Keating, Institute Director at Eugene Research Institute, which conducts assistive technology research and development with an emphasis on cognitive accessible computing and design of systems for community living support, and Karl Smith, founder of Accelerations Educational Software and creator of the DT Trainer and the Activity Trainer. Used in over 1100 school districts, these tools are used to impact students with autism and other learning disabilities. Both men will share their experience with autism as Dr. Keating, is the primary caregiver for a brother with autism, while Karl Smith has a son with autism.
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.