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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

Programs and Services of Disability:IN

10/16/2018
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Joyce welcomes Keri Gray, director for the Rising Leaders Initiatives and Becky Curran, Disability Equality Index (DEI) Program Manager at Disability: IN.

Duration:00:53:48

Mission of OVR to Help People with Disabilities

10/9/2018
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Joyce welcomes Marci Katona and Shannon Austin, District Administrators for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).

Duration:00:51:54

2018 Sam Miller Award Winner

10/2/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jayla Youngblood, winner of the 2018 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 support group.

Duration:00:52:23

Mission of Benetech Technology Company

9/25/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jim Fruchterman a leading social entrepreneur, MacArthur Fellow and CEO of Benetech, a nonprofit technology company based in Silicon Valley, which creates e-books and other technology innovations for people with disabilities. He will explain the mission of this organization in-depth.

Duration:00:54:20

Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

9/18/2018
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Joyce welcomes Sherry Lapaglia, Manager Talent Programs, Gerald Homme, Recruitment Specialist, and Scott Hammerstrom, Team Lead, Talent Programs with Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Discussed on the show will be employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Duration:00:50:04

Jimmy Krenn, Pittsburgh Comedian Returns to Disability Matters

9/11/2018
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Joyce welcomes back to the show, Jimmy Krenn, Pittsburgh comedian and former morning-drive radio host for WDVE FM and Q-92 FM.

Duration:00:53:52

Mission of Not Dead Yet

9/4/2018
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Joyce welcomes Diane Coleman, president of Not Dead Yet, a national, grassroots disability rights group that opposes legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia as deadly forms of discrimination against old, ill and disabled people.

Duration:00:54:20

Mission of Disability:IN

8/28/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jill Houghton, president and CEO of Disability:IN, formerly known as the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN).

Duration:00:52:51

Mission of Audio Eye Inc.

8/21/2018
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Joyce welcomes Todd Bankofier, CEO of Audio Eye, Inc. AudioEye provides enhanced web access and usability for its customers.

Duration:00:52:51

The Launch of the Disability Collection

8/14/2018
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Joyce welcomes Tari Hartman Squire, founding CEO of EIN SOF Communications, Inc, JD Michaels, executive vice president, director creative engineering/director of Diversity at BBDO Advertising Agency and Alec Frazier, director of Autistic Reality.

Duration:00:54:25

Vicki D'Avanzo, Stellar Support Services

8/7/2018
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Joyce welcomes Vickie D’Avanzo, the owner of Stellar Support Services to the show. Founded on March 27, 2017, Stellar Support Service offers “habitation aid” services to individuals that are Deaf/Hard-of Hearing (HOH) with an intellectual disability.

Duration:00:48:47

Mission of Disability Rights Pennsylvania

7/31/2018
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Joyce welcomes Jeniece Davis, attorney and board chair, of Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP). Also, on the show will be Peri Jude Radecic, chief executive officer of DRP.

Duration:00:52:55

The Honorable Tony Coelho and the Anniversary of the ADA

7/24/2018
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Joyce welcomes The Honorable Tony Coelho, former democratic congressman from California and author of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to the show.

Duration:00:53:53

Dara Baldwin with National Disability Rights Network

7/17/2018
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Joyce welcomes Dara Baldwin, senior public policy analyst for the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP).

Duration:00:53:24

Andy Imparato with the AUCD

7/10/2018
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Joyce welcomes Andy Imparato, executive director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

Duration:00:53:12

Judy Heumann, and senior fellow Ford Foundation

7/3/2018
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Joyce welcomes Judy Heumann, senior fellow with the Ford Foundation, since September 17, 2017, to the show.

Duration:00:54:29

Lydia X.Z. Brown, Writer and Disability Advocate Discusses Work.

6/26/2018
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Joyce welcomes Lydia X. Z. Brown a disability justice advocate, organizer, and writer whose work has largely focused on violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people, specializing in institutionalization, incarceration, and policing. She will discuss her career in depth with Joyce.

Duration:00:55:52

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

6/19/2018
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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

Western PA Disability Right History

6/12/2018
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Joyce welcomes John L. Tague Jr. to the show. Mr. Tague is Principal owner of Disability Consulting Services, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA.

Duration:00:53:01

Bender Leadership Academy

6/5/2018
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Joyce welcomes Staci Dojonovic-Schutzman, Transition Coordinator at Fox Chapel Area School District in Pittsburgh, PA to the show.

Duration:00:50:47