Runway of Dreams
March 22, 2016
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Mindy Scheier, founder of Runway of Dreams; Richard L. Schatzberg, Chief Commercial Officer- Nest Technologies; and John Kemp, president and CEO of the Viscardi Center to the show. These guests will discuss the mission of Runway of Dreams, which is a nonprofit organization that works with the fashion industry to adapt mainstream clothing for people with disabilities. By applying adaptive design and wearable technology to existing brand name collections, Runway of Dreams is making fashion accessible to all.
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.