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Disability Matters

VoiceAmerica

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.

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.

Location:

Pittsburgh, PA

Networks:

VoiceAmerica

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

3 Penn Center West, Suite 223 Pittsburgh, PA 15276 1-866-472-5788


Episodes

The COVID Crisis for Sign Language Interpretive Services and Teleworking

4/7/2020
Joyce welcomes Danielle Filip, vice president of operations, at Sign Language Interpreting Professionals (SLIP) to the show.

Duration:00:55:08

Emergency COVID-19 Show: Advice on What Businesses Can Do to Prepare for and Survive the COVID-19

3/31/2020
Joyce welcomes Nedra Dickson, international/national business leader and disability advocate to the show. Ms. Dickson is managing director, Global Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability Programs across 18 countries at Accenture.

Duration:00:51:12

Urgent COVID-19 Show: Help and Advice for Those with Mental Health Issues During This Time

3/24/2020
Joyce welcomes Jennifer Mathis, deputy legal director and director of Policy and Legal Advocacy for the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law to the show. Ms.

Duration:00:56:17

Emergency Radio Show on COVIDs Impact on People with Disabilities!

3/17/2020
Joyce welcomes Maria Town, the president and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Kelly Buckland, executive director of the National Council of Independent Living (NCIL) to the show.

Duration:00:52:31

Mission of Pittsburgh, PA Disability Inclusion Consortium

3/10/2020
Joyce welcomes Megan Grabski, consultant and project manager, and Heather Sedlacko, director, of programs for seniors and people with disabilities at United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to the show.

Duration:00:51:35

Talent Programs and Recruitment Services at Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

3/3/2020
Joyce welcomes Gerald Homme, recruitment specialist for Bender Consulting Services, Inc. to the show. Gerald will discuss the various talent program recruiting services offered through Bender Consulting and how to apply for a job through the company.

Duration:00:55:02

Craig Radford and the Mission of Connect Direct

2/25/2020
Joyce welcomes Craig Radford, director of Connect Direct to the show. He 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.

Duration:00:48:18

Highmark Health Solutions, Inc.and the Careers2B Program

2/11/2020
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA. Originally signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. To commemorate this momentous anniversary, Joyce welcomes back Gary Dick, Chief Information Officer of Highmark Health Solutions to the show. Mr. Dick will discuss the value that the Careers2B program has brought to Highmark Health Solutions workforce since its inception in 2007.

Duration:00:53:14

Mission of My Employment Options

2/4/2020
Joyce welcomes Paula Vieillet, author, speaker, founder and CEO of My Employment Options, Inc. The organization specializes in Work at Home and onsite job placement for those on SSDI or SSI disability and is an authorized Social Security Ticket to Work employment network. Ms. Vieillet will further explain the mission of My Employment Options.

Duration:00:50:52

Mission and Programs of the FISA Foundation

1/28/2020
Joyce welcomes Kristy Trautmann, executive director of the FISA Foundation to the show. The FISA Foundation seeks to build a culture of respect and improve the quality of life for three populations in southwestern Pennsylvania: women, girls and people with disabilities. The organization makes charitable grants to nonprofits serving those groups.

Duration:00:54:59

Commitment of PNC Financial Services to a Diverse Workforce Including Those with Disabilities

1/21/2020
Joyce welcomes Greg Pollock,vice president of Human Resources and Accessibility Officer at PNC Financial Services. He currently works at PNC’s corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.. He will discuss the commitment of of PNC to hire a diverse workforce, including those with disabilities.

Duration:00:54:05

Mission of Variety the Children's Charity- Pittsburgh

1/14/2020
Joyce welcomes Charlie LaVallee, CEO of Variety the Children’s Charity of Pittsburgh to the show. Variety – the Children’s Charity is a non-profit organization that strives to enable children with disabilities to live life to the fullest with a focus on mobility, communication, and social interaction / inclusion throughout 64 counties in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Mr. LaVallee will discuss the various programs and services of the organization and its goals for 2020.

Duration:00:55:28

Author, Michael Kiel, Discusses New Memoir

1/7/2020
Joyce welcomes Michael Kiel, author of the book, "Challenge the Moment", and state board member of the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to the Show.

Duration:00:52:24

2019 reflections and 2020 goals for disabiliy community

12/31/2019
Joyce welcomes three disability leaders, Kelly Buckland, executive director of the National Council on Independent Living; Jill Houghton, president and CEO of Disability:IN; and Maria Town, president and CEO of American Association of People with Disabilities to the show.

Duration:00:54:54

Christian Outreach of Northway Christian Community Church

12/24/2019
Joyce welcomes Pastor Scott Stevens from Northway Christian Community Church’s Wexford, PA location on this Christmas Eve show. Pastor Stevens will explain what led him to become a pastor as well as the history of the church, the various programs and services at all campuses of Northway Christian Community Church.

Duration:00:49:04

Encore Encore: In Memorandum of the Advocacy Work of Disability Rights Leader Marca Bristo

12/17/2019
Joyce welcomes Marca Bristo, board president of United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), to the show. Ms. Bristo will discuss the organization's mission, to catalyze and help focus the energy, expertise and resources of the US disability community and the US government to optimize their impact on improving the lives of and circumstances of people with disabilities worldwide. She will also discuss the organization's commitment to the disability community in Japan, as they...

Duration:00:55:37

International musician, Scott Mulvahill Featured Guest

12/10/2019
For a special holiday gift to her listeners, Joyce welcomes international musician, Scott Mulvahill to the show. Scott is a Frontman, singer/songwriter, world-renowned upright bassist, and multi-instrumentalist. For the past decade, Scott has left his unique mark on the intersecting worlds of Americana, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock & roll, and roots music.

Duration:00:54:12

Mission of The Arc of the United States

12/3/2019
Joyce welcomes Leigh Ann Davis, director of Criminal Justice Initiatives for The Arc of the United States and oversees The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD), a clearinghouse for research, information, evaluation, training and technical assistance for criminal justice and disability professionals.

Duration:00:53:26

Mission of Networks School of Employability Skills

11/26/2019
Joyce welcomes Dionna Harris, guidance counselor with Networks School of Employability Skills based in Newark, Delaware. Networks prepares students to become productive members of a workforce. This is accomplished by combining career technical education and employability skill training through the operation of 11 community-based enterprise areas. A hands-on instructional approach is supported by equipment and technology as textbooks and each enterprise area as a classroom. Ms. Harris will...

Duration:00:55:01

November: National Epilepsy Awareness Month

11/19/2019
Joyce welcomes Peggy Beem-Jelley, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA to the show. In recognition of November as National Epilepsy Awareness Month, discussed on the show will be the programs and services of this local association for people living with epilepsy.

Duration:00:55:01