John Register

May 15, 2012
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes John Register, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) board member and recently selected co-chair President Obama’s re-election campaign. John is a veteran of the Gulf War, a silver medalist in the U.S. Paralympic Games, and a former Olympic Trials athlete. John competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Games where he landed incorrectly after clearing a hurdle, and severed a major artery in his left leg, ultimately resulting in his leg being amputated. John also serves as associate director of development and outreach for the U.S. Paralympics. John will discuss his advocacy efforts within the disability community.

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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