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Disability Matters

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This show addresses topics related to the disability community, with a specific emphasis on competitive employment for people with disabilities. Nationally, the unemployment rate for people with severe disabilities is over 70 percent. In a recent Rutgers University study, 75 percent of employers reported that they had no plan to recruit people with disabilities. Additionally, over 32 percent of employers stated that people with disabilities do not have the skills required to do their jobs. Of course, people with disabilities do have the talent and ability to compete for today's jobs.

This show addresses topics related to the disability community, with a specific emphasis on competitive employment for people with disabilities. Nationally, the unemployment rate for people with severe disabilities is over 70 percent. In a recent Rutgers University study, 75 percent of employers reported that they had no plan to recruit people with disabilities. Additionally, over 32 percent of employers stated that people with disabilities do not have the skills required to do their jobs. Of course, people with disabilities do have the talent and ability to compete for today's jobs.
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Location:

Pittsburgh, PA

Networks:

VoiceAmerica

Description:

This show addresses topics related to the disability community, with a specific emphasis on competitive employment for people with disabilities. Nationally, the unemployment rate for people with severe disabilities is over 70 percent. In a recent Rutgers University study, 75 percent of employers reported that they had no plan to recruit people with disabilities. Additionally, over 32 percent of employers stated that people with disabilities do not have the skills required to do their jobs. Of course, people with disabilities do have the talent and ability to compete for today's jobs.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Bender HighTest Team Discusses Mission

5/22/2018
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Joyce welcomes Johna Gravitt and Jim Homme to the show. Johna has served as an Accessibility Consultant at Bender Consulting Services, Inc. for over 3 years.

Duration:00:41:55

PA - Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities

5/15/2018
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Joyce welcomes Secretary Curt Topper from the Pennsylvania Department of General Services to the show.

Duration:00:55:38

Wells Fargo Bank: Empowering Employees with Disabilities

5/8/2018
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Joyce welcomes Kathy Martinez, Senior Vice President, Disability Market Segment & Strategy, Wells Fargo Bank to the show.

Duration:00:54:13

Mission of Office of Disability Employment Policy -ODEP

5/1/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at U.S. Department of Labor to the show.

Duration:00:54:57

Cox Communications Meets Needs of Customers with Disabilities

4/24/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jennifer Cobb, Director, Diversity Products at Cox Communications to the show.

Duration:00:55:16

Kelly Buckland - Mission of NCIL

4/17/2018
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Joyce welcomes Kelly Buckland, executive director of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).

Duration:00:50:37

Kurt Kondrich: Advocate for Children with Down Syndrome

4/10/2018
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Joyce welcomes Kurt Kondrich, father of a beautiful daughter, Chloe, who was born with Down syndrome. Kurt became aware of the 90+ percent abortion rate for children diagnosed with Down syndrome before birth.

Duration:00:52:53

CVS Health's Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities

4/3/2018
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Joyce welcomes David L. Casey. vice president, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer at CVS Health to the show.

Duration:00:48:24

Regina Heyward with Wells Fargo Bank is Guest

3/27/2018
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Joyce welcomes Regina Heyward, senior vice president and head of Supplier Diversity at Wells Fargo & Company and board member of U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) This financial institution is a diversified, community-based financial services company that was founded in in 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco.

Duration:00:52:29

Encore: Jenny Lay-Flurrie Discusses Microsoft's Accessibility Team

3/20/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jenny Lay-Flurrie, chief accessibility officer at Microsoft, leading efforts to drive great products, services, and websites that empower people and organizations to achieve more.

Duration:00:54:18

Jill Houghton of the USBLN Discusses 2018 National Conference

3/13/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jill Houghton, executive director of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN).

Duration:00:53:38

Jeffrey Hawting and the Mission of LC Industries

3/6/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jeffrey Hawting, president of LC Industries to the show. Mr. Hawting will discuss the mission of LC Industries to provide meaningful employment for people who are blind.

Duration:00:53:58

Impact of Passage of HR Bill 620

2/27/2018
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Joyce welcomes Michael Gamel-McCormick, disability policy director, Special Committee on Aging for Senator Bob Casey, Ranking Member and Kelly Buckland, executive director of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) to the show.

Duration:00:54:00

Jeffrey Hawting and the Mission of LC Industries

2/20/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jeffrey Hawting, president of LC Industries to the show. Mr. Hawting will discuss the mission of LC Industries.

Duration:00:53:26

Barbara Merrill, CEO of ANCOR is Featured Guest.

2/13/2018
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Joyce welcomes Barbara Merrill, CEO of ANCOR, which is the American Network of Community Options and Resources headquartered in Alexandria, VA.

Duration:00:56:20

Stacia Kalinoski, Video Journalist Discusses Epilepsy Documentary

2/6/2018
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Joyce welcomes Emmy award-winning video journalist, Stacia Kalinoski, to the show.

Duration:00:51:55

Marriott International's Commitment to Those with Disabilities.

1/30/2018
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Joyce welcomes vice president of Multi-Cultural Markets and Alliances for Marriott International, Apoorva Ghandi to the show.

Duration:00:53:11

Mission of Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services for PA

1/23/2018
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Joyce welcomes Joe Strechay, director of the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (BBVS).

Duration:00:53:30

Mission of the Quell Foundation

1/9/2018
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Joyce welcomes Kevin Lynch, CEO and president of the Quell Foundation. Mr. Lynch will discuss, the mission of the organization.

Duration:00:54:02

Encore: 2017 Winner of the Sam Miller Award

1/2/2018
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Joyce welcomes Kaitlyn Lore, winner of the 2017 Sam Miller Award; Gerald Homme, chairman of the Bender Lead On Team: and Ginny Emerson, mother of the late, Sam Miller, to discuss the Bender Lead On Team.

Duration:00:51:56

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