Phil Gattone and Avalyn Jackson

June 26, 2012
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Phil Gattone, the new CEO of the national Epilepsy Foundation, who will discuss his background and vision for this organization. In the second segment of the show, during the last 15 minutes, Avalyn Jackson, associate marketing director of disability and mature products, with AT&T Mobility will join as a guest. She will discuss her strategy associated with development and marketing of accessible devices.

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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