Disability Matters with Judy Painter
February 18, 2014
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes retiring executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Western and Central Pennsylvania (EFWCP), Judy Painter to the show. Ms. Painter will discuss the plans for this year’s Mardi Gras fundraiser to benefit the EFWCP, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Pittsburgh’s Westin Convention Center Hotel. She will also discuss the work of the non-profit organization under her direction as executive director during her tenure.
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.