Disability Matters with Rich Fitzgerald
May 27, 2014
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Allegheny County executive, Rich Fitzgerald to the show. Discussed on the show will the Allegheny 365 program. The program is designed to ensure that all individuals, including those with disabilities, can engage fully in the broad spectrum of county services, year round. Allegheny County has complied with the spirit and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, in many cases, exceeded the legislative mandate. Still, the Allegheny 365 program strives to ensure that Allegheny County leads the nation in its delivery of services to individuals with disabilities.
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.