Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. Reflections on Meaning of the ADA and the Importance of Hiring People with Disabilities

July 7, 2015
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce’s honored guest is Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. Senator Kennedy became a member of the 12th district of the Connecticut State Senate on January 7, 2015. Among the topics Senator Kennedy will discuss will be his distinguished career, his reflections on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and what it means for the country, and all people with disabilities. In addition, he will discuss his commitment to increase the employment of Americans with disabilities.

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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