The History and Impact of the ADA with author Lennard J. Davis

August 4, 2015
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

To examine the history and impact of the ADA, Joyce welcomes acclaimed disability scholar and author, Lennard J. Davis to the show. Davis will discuss his book, Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans With Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights. The book is the first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA - the "eyes on the prize" moment for disability rights. This is the first riveting account, behind-the-scenes and on-the-ground narrative of how a band of people with disabilities managed to make an alliance with conservative Republicans to bring about a truly bipartisan bill. Mr. Davis will discuss the book and reflect on ADA25 during the show.

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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