ADA Centers

October 27, 2015
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Marian Vessels, director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, Robin Jones, project director of the Lake Erie ADA Center, and Oce Harrison, director of the New England ADA Center. All three guests will reflect on the 25th anniversary of the ADA and what it means to people with disabilities and expound on the reason the centers were incorporated and why. The mission is to provide information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals and organizations in the respective locations.

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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