Craig Radford and the Mission of Connect Direct

February 25, 2020
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Craig Radford, director of Connect Direct, which is a business unit of Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD). CSD is a social impact organization dedicated to creating and providing technologies and services that benefit the deaf and hard of hearing community. Mr. Radford recently launched Connect Direct, and has worked with large organizations with like-minded accessibility goals such as the American Red Cross, Comcast and Google, to provide direct services in sign language for equitable communication access and creating employment opportunities within the deaf community. During the show, he will explain this new venture in detail.

Disability Matters

Disability Matters

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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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