Envision Technology Camp -Witchita Kansas University
April 4, 2017
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes representatives from Envision Technology Camp at Witchita Kansas University and its Level-up High School Conference July 9-14, 2017.. On the show will be lead instructor, Terese Goren, and fellow teacher, Hannah Christenson. Joining them will be Alison Roots an 18 year-old student at the university who is a long time participant of the Envisions Level Up Technology Camp. The mission of Envision is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. Discussed on the show will be the mission of the Level Up High School Conference which offers sessions that increase technology literacy and interpersonal and career development and provides opportunities to connect with mentors in professional fields.
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.