Disability Matters with Robert DeLucia

March 4, 2014
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Robert DeLucia, owner of Veterans’ Taxi Service to the show. Mr. DeLucia discusses this relatively new company to the Pittsburgh, PA market which offers a choice to patrons who have only had one cab company, Yellow Cab, for years. Veterans’ Taxi offers the public an affordable service that is on par with Yellow Cab. That means its drivers — military veterans — are independent contractors who lease the vehicles and charge the same rate as the Yellow Cab taxi service. Several of the Veterans’ Taxi fleet have wheelchair ramps for patrons with disabilities. Mr. Delucia’s business plan stresses Veterans’ is an all-American kind of company: American cars, American veterans, American fuel.

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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