The Importance of the Vote to the Disability Community

September 15, 2020
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Madonna Crosthwaite Long, CEO Eco Elite Group/founder of 360 ACCESS and Kelly Buckland, executive director of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) to the show. Both guests will discuss how important it is to encourage voting participation for the upcoming election for those individuals in the disability community.

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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Episode Directory

September 2020

  • 9/22/2020: The Employment of Japanese People with Disabilities Coming Soon
  • 9/15/2020: The Importance of the Vote to the Disability Community Listen Now
  • 9/8/2020: PNC Bank Supports Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. for Veterans Listen Now
  • 9/1/2020: Judy Heumann, Author and Disability Rights Leader Discusses Career and Film Crip Camp Listen Now

August 2020

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