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Disability Matters

By Joyce Bender

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.

  1. 1.
    Rob Pratte-Pgh. Media Personality Talks Career and Disabilities.02/19/2019
    53:41
  2. 2.
    Mission of Control Bionics02/12/2019
    52:51
  3. 3.
    Wells Fargo's Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities02/05/2019
    52:20
  4. 4.
    Benders Careers2B competency-based workforce development program01/29/2019
    52:33
  5. 5.
    Mission of Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law01/22/2019
    53:03
  6. 6.
    Mission of Haughton Group, LLC and work of Claiborne Haughton01/15/2019
    56:02
  7. 7.
    Mission and Goals of the AUCD01/08/2019
    54:57
  8. 8.
    Encore: The Honorable Tony Coelho and the Anniversary of the ADA01/01/2019
    53:53
  1. 9.
    Encore: Story Teller Jack Bogut Returns for More Charity Stories12/25/2018
    51:42
  2. 10.
    Mission of Christopher's Kitchen12/18/2018
    51:11
  3. 11.
    Giving to the less fortunate during holidays and year-round.12/11/2018
    54:56
  4. 12.
    Mission of ACHIEVA12/04/2018
    54:15
  5. 13.
    Services of Epilepsy Alliance of Louisiana11/27/2018
    54:55
  6. 14.
    Services of the Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA11/20/2018
    55:29
  7. 15.
    Programs and Services of the Epilepsy Alliance - Ohio11/13/2018
    51:06
  8. 16.
    Encore: Mission of Office of Disability Employment Policy -ODEP11/06/2018
    54:57
  9. 17.
    Executive Board Members of AAPD10/30/2018
    55:58
  10. 18.
    Stein Consulting, LLC10/23/2018
    54:49
  11. 19.
    Programs and Services of Disability:IN10/16/2018
    53:52
  12. 20.
    Mission of OVR to Help People with Disabilities10/09/2018
    52:02
  13. 21.
    2018 Sam Miller Award Winner10/02/2018
    52:27
  14. 22.
    Mission of Benetech Technology Company09/25/2018
    54:20
  15. 23.
    Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities09/18/2018
    50:11
  16. 24.
    Jimmy Krenn, Pittsburgh Comedian Returns to Disability Matters09/11/2018
    54:00
  17. 25.
    Mission of Not Dead Yet09/04/2018
    54:28
  18. 26.
    Mission of Disability:IN08/28/2018
    52:59
  19. 27.
    Mission of Audio Eye Inc.08/21/2018
    52:58
  20. 28.
    The Launch of the Disability Collection08/14/2018
    54:32
  21. 29.
    Vicki D'Avanzo, Stellar Support Services08/07/2018
    48:47
  22. 30.
    Mission of Disability Rights Pennsylvania07/31/2018
    53:02
  23. 31.
    The Honorable Tony Coelho and the Anniversary of the ADA07/24/2018
    53:53
  24. 32.
    Dara Baldwin with National Disability Rights Network07/17/2018
    53:31
  25. 33.
    Andy Imparato with the AUCD07/10/2018
    53:19
  26. 34.
    Judy Heumann, and senior fellow Ford Foundation07/03/2018
    54:37
  27. 35.
    Lydia X.Z. Brown, Writer and Disability Advocate Discusses Work.06/26/2018
    56:00
  28. 36.
    Encore: Jenny Lay-Flurrie Discusses Microsoft's Accessibility Team06/19/2018
    54:24
  29. 37.
    Western PA Disability Right History06/12/2018
    53:09
  30. 38.
    Bender Leadership Academy06/05/2018
    50:54
  31. 39.
    Founder and CEO of Ruh Global Communications Discusses Mission05/29/2018
    53:34
  32. 40.
    Bender HighTest Team Discusses Mission05/22/2018
    42:01
  33. 41.
    PA - Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities05/15/2018
    55:39
  34. 42.
    Wells Fargo Bank: Empowering Employees with Disabilities05/08/2018
    54:13
  35. 43.
    Mission of Office of Disability Employment Policy -ODEP05/01/2018
    54:57
  36. 44.
    Cox Communications Meets Needs of Customers with Disabilities04/24/2018
    55:16
  37. 45.
    Kelly Buckland - Mission of NCIL04/17/2018
    50:44
  38. 46.
    Kurt Kondrich: Advocate for Children with Down Syndrome04/10/2018
    53:00
  39. 47.
    CVS Health's Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities04/03/2018
    48:24
  40. 48.
    Regina Heyward with Wells Fargo Bank is Guest03/27/2018
    51:49
  41. 49.
    Encore: Jenny Lay-Flurrie Discusses Microsoft's Accessibility Team03/20/2018
    54:24
  42. 50.
    Jill Houghton of the USBLN Discusses 2018 National Conference03/13/2018
    53:43
  43. 51.
    Jeffrey Hawting and the Mission of LC Industries03/06/2018
    54:03
  44. 52.
    Impact of Passage of HR Bill 62002/27/2018
    54:05
  45. 53.
    iDisability Training Product.02/20/2018
    53:33
  46. 54.
    Barbara Merrill, CEO of ANCOR is Featured Guest.02/13/2018
    56:27
  47. 55.
    Stacia Kalinoski, Video Journalist Discusses Epilepsy Documentary02/06/2018
    52:01
  48. 56.
    Marriott International's Commitment to Those with Disabilities.01/30/2018
    53:11
  49. 57.
    Mission of Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services for PA01/23/2018
    53:36
  50. 58.
    Jenny Lay-Flurrie Discusses Microsoft's Accessibility Team01/16/2018
    54:24
  51. 59.
    Mission of the Quell Foundation01/09/2018
    54:02
  52. 60.
    Encore: 2017 Winner of the Sam Miller Award01/02/2018
    52:03
  53. 61.
    Christoper's Kitchen Mission12/26/2017
    54:17
  54. 62.
    Story Teller Jack Bogut Returns for More Charity Stories12/19/2017
    51:42
  55. 63.
    Northway Christian Community Church Missions and Programs12/12/2017
    54:24
  56. 64.
    World Vision Mission12/05/2017
    54:39
  57. 65.
    Epilepsy Awareness Month Continues. . .11/28/2017
    51:11
  58. 66.
    Variety-The Children's Charity of Pittsburgh11/21/2017
    50:51
  59. 67.
    Tony Coelho: Living with Epilepsy11/14/2017
    54:04
  60. 68.
    Disability Matters 11/07/1711/07/2017
    55:01
  61. 69.
    Motivational Speaker, Michael Kalberer10/31/2017
    54:20
  62. 70.
    Encore: Bender Careers2B Program and Highmark Health10/24/2017
    55:13
  63. 71.
    Highmark Health Inc. Discussion of Implementation of New Programs10/17/2017
    55:58
  64. 72.
    Encore: Dick and Ginny Thornburgh10/10/2017
    54:55
  65. 73.
    Encore: Mission of NTID and RIT10/03/2017
    52:20
  66. 74.
    Jimmy Krenn, Comedian and Radio Host Gives Back to Community09/26/2017
    53:39
  67. 75.
    Bender Careers2B Program and Highmark Health09/19/2017
    55:13
  68. 76.
    Bender Leadership Academy09/12/2017
    51:33
  69. 77.
    John Stollsteimer, member of PA State Treasury09/05/2017
    54:02
  70. 78.
    2017 Winner of the Sam Miller Award08/29/2017
    52:03
  71. 79.
    Mission of AudioEye Inc.08/22/2017
    54:06
  72. 80.
    Services for Veteran Students at Witchita State U. in Kansas08/15/2017
    54:52
  73. 81.
    Encore: Shane Claiborne -prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author08/08/2017
    52:44
  74. 82.
    Director of Film Pittsburgh08/01/2017
    52:48
  75. 83.
    Mission of USBLN07/18/2017
    51:31
  76. 84.
    Shane Claiborne -prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author07/11/2017
    52:44
  77. 85.
    Encore: Legendary Pittsburgh morning radio host, keynote speaker, and story-teller, Jack Bogut07/04/2017
    48:04
  78. 86.
    Executive Director of the National Disability Institute06/27/2017
    50:12
  79. 87.
    Executive Director of Homeless Children's Education Fund.06/20/2017
    53:53
  80. 88.
    Mission of Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living06/13/2017
    52:12
  81. 89.
    Mission of Stein Consulting, LLC06/06/2017
    50:27
  82. 90.
    Mission of NTID and RIT05/30/2017
    52:20
  83. 91.
    Author and disability rights leader, Molly McCully Brown discusses book of poems05/23/2017
    53:36
  84. 92.
    Marsha Blanco -Mission of ACHIEVA05/16/2017
    52:51
  85. 93.
    Colleen Starkloff, Starkloff Disability Institute - SDI05/09/2017
    53:14
  86. 94.
    2017 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award Winner, Ola Ojewumi05/02/2017
    47:08
  87. 95.
    Mission of National Council on Independent Living -NCIL04/25/2017
    47:43
  88. 96.
    New Research Into Treatment of Parkinson's Disease04/18/2017
    47:01
  89. 97.
    Envision Technology Camp- Witchita Kansas University04/11/2017
    52:48
  90. 98.
    Envision Technology Camp -Witchita Kansas University04/04/2017
    52:15
  91. 99.
    Disability Action for America- Colleen Flanagan03/28/2017
    52:49
  92. 100.
    Mission of Association of University Centers on Disabilities - AUCD03/21/2017
    51:26
  93. 101.
    Legendary Pittsburgh morning radio host, keynote speaker, and story-teller, Jack Bogut03/14/2017
    48:04
  94. 102.
    Debra Germany, founder of Divine Intervention Ministries03/07/2017
    56:49
  95. 103.
    Encore: Global Down-Syndrome Foundation02/28/2017
    52:09
  96. 104.
    Mathew McCullough: District of Columbia Developmental Disabilities Council02/21/2017
    50:29
  97. 105.
    Todd Bankofier and Audio Eye, Inc.02/14/2017
    52:50
  98. 106.
    Global Down-Syndrome Foundation02/07/2017
    52:09
  99. 107.
    Disability Matters Tuesday, January 31, 201701/31/2017
    52:09
  100. 108.
    Programs and Services of Variety The Children's Charity of Pittsburgh01/24/2017
    53:52
  101. 109.
    Lainey Feingold, US disability rights lawyer and author discusses her career01/17/2017
    51:29
  102. 110.
    Jeremy Shapira, head of special projects inclusion and diversity-Giant Eagle, Inc.01/10/2017
    54:11
  103. 111.
    Apoorva N. Gandhi, VP, multi-cultural markets and alliances for Marrott International01/03/2017
    53:32
  104. 112.
    Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Communications12/27/2016
    49:48
  105. 113.
    Mission of World Vision12/20/2016
    53:12
  106. 114.
    Epilepsy Foundation of Western-Central Pennsylvanica12/13/2016
    49:09
  107. 115.
    Encore: Christine Griffin: Executive Director of the Disability Law Center of Massachusetts12/06/2016
    55:51
  108. 116.
    The Honorable Tony Coelho Discusses Living with Epilepsy and the Need for Greater Awareness During National Epilepsy Month11/29/2016
    54:16
  109. 117.
    Peri Jude Redecic -Disability Rights Network of PA11/22/2016
    51:18
  110. 118.
    Christine Griffin: Executive Director of the Disability Law Center of Massachusetts11/15/2016
    55:51
  111. 119.
    Encore: Anastasia Somoza, Disability Advocate and Speaker at the 2016 DNC11/08/2016
    55:56
  112. 120.
    National Epilepsy Awareness Month11/01/2016
    53:03
  113. 121.
    Bender Lead On Team and Sam Miller Award Winners10/25/2016
    55:06
  114. 122.
    Anastasia Somoza, Disability Advocate and Speaker at the 2016 DNC10/18/2016
    55:56
  115. 123.
    Tim Creagan and the U.S. ACCESS Board10/11/2016
    50:16
  116. 124.
    Highmark Health Solutions Careers2B Program.10/04/2016
    53:29
  117. 125.
    Episode title National Council on Independent Living Mission09/27/2016
    53:38
  118. 126.
    Variety the Children's Charity Pittsburgh and the Annual Variety Gala, Friday, November 4, 201609/13/2016
    51:24
  119. 127.
    Hillary for America Campaign09/06/2016
    54:47
  120. 128.
    Encore: The Honorable Tony Coelho, Reflections on Passage and Progress of the ADA08/30/2016
    57:16
  121. 129.
    Jill Houghton Talks About the USBLN Conference September 19 -22 2016 in Orlando Florida08/23/2016
    53:52
  122. 130.
    Josh Christianson, project director for Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology-PEAT08/16/2016
    53:09
  123. 131.
    Athletes VS Epilepsy Initiative08/09/2016
    56:19
  124. 132.
    Janice L. Leher-Stein and Her Role with the NCD08/02/2016
    51:27
  125. 133.
    Encore: PNC Financial Services Group's Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities to Enhance Workforce07/26/2016
    54:35
  126. 134.
    The Honorable Tony Coelho, Reflections on Passage and Progress of the ADA07/19/2016
    57:16
  127. 135.
    Andy Imparato -Executive Director of AUCD07/12/2016
    54:12
  128. 136.
    Judith Heumann -Lifelong Disability Rights Advocate is Guest.07/05/2016
    54:24
  129. 137.
    Curtis L. Decker and the National Disability Rights Network06/28/2016
    52:57
  130. 138.
    Joanne Lara and Autism Movement Therapy06/21/2016
    52:56
  131. 139.
    Curtis Ramsey-Lucas and Mission of the American Baptist-Home Societies 'ABHMS'06/14/2016
    54:12
  132. 140.
    Michael Murray COO of AAPD06/07/2016
    54:59
  133. 141.
    Allegheny County's 21 and Able Program and Career Transition Project05/31/2016
    51:51
  134. 142.
    PNC Financial Services Group's Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities to Enhance Workforce05/24/2016
    54:35
  135. 143.
    Jennifer Laszio Mizrahi, president of RespectAbility05/17/2016
    53:41
  136. 144.
    Mission of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Institute05/10/2016
    54:30
  137. 145.
    Bob Kafka- Mission of ADAPT Institue of Disability ACCESS05/03/2016
    56:21
  138. 146.
    New Horizons Program -Pittsburgh's Civic Light Opera 'CLO'04/26/2016
    52:44
  139. 147.
    Dan McCoy 2014 Gold Metal Paralympian - Sled Hockey04/19/2016
    53:25
  140. 148.
    Former Steelers Linebacker Robin Cole Discusses Obedia Cole Foundation04/12/2016
    53:19
  141. 149.
    Motivational Speaker, and Paralympic Athlete John Register04/05/2016
    54:01
  142. 150.
    Christine Griffin, Chair of AAPD and Advocate for People with Disabilities03/29/2016
    56:42
  143. 151.
    Runway of Dreams03/22/2016
    55:08
  144. 152.
    Brad Henderson, president of Pittsburgh Kids Foundation03/15/2016
    54:49
  145. 153.
    Goals and Mission of Epilepsy Foundaton03/08/2016
    54:01
  146. 154.
    Inspiration For The Sam Miller Award03/01/2016
    53:32
  147. 155.
    Kevin Bales Discusses the Progress in the Fight to Iraticating Modern Slavery02/23/2016
    55:23
  148. 156.
    Michael Pritchard, Comedian and Youth Motivator Uses Comedy02/16/2016
    52:27
  149. 157.
    Mission of Volunteers of America - Delaware Valley02/09/2016
    50:45
  150. 158.
    Kesssler Foundation Concussion Research02/02/2016
    54:22
  151. 159.
    Inspirational Music and Speeches of 4 Wheel City01/26/2016
    53:30
  152. 160.
    Michael Murray, COO of AAPD01/19/2016
    52:22
  153. 161.
    Daniel Budzinski, President of Charity Device01/12/2016
    54:59
  154. 162.
    Jennifer Mathis, Esq., and Disability Rights Leader with The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law01/05/2016
    54:36
  155. 163.
    Light of Life Rescue Mission, Pittsburgh, PA12/29/2015
    54:58
  156. 164.
    Importance of Giving Back During Holidays and Year-Round12/22/2015
    53:57
  157. 165.
    Variety The Children's Charity: 'My Bike', and 'My Voice' Programs12/15/2015
    51:12
  158. 166.
    Emily Ladau, Disability Rights Activist, Communications Consultant, and Writer12/08/2015
    53:34
  159. 167.
    American Heart Association Services and Fundraising Efforts12/01/2015
    52:13
  160. 168.
    National Epilepsy Awareness Month, Phil Gattone11/24/2015
    56:41
  161. 169.
    Mission of Community Living and Support Services CLASS11/17/2015
    52:33
  162. 170.
    Brien J. Smith: Duties as medical director of Spectrim Health Medical Group Grand Rapids, Michigan11/10/2015
    52:31
  163. 171.
    National Epilepsy Awareness Month11/03/2015
    53:14
  164. 172.
    ADA Centers10/27/2015
    51:54
  165. 173.
    AudioEye, Inc. Helps Business Comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act10/20/2015
    55:27
  166. 174.
    Jerry MacCleary, president of Convestro LLC Has Strong Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities10/13/2015
    56:14
  167. 175.
    Success of the 2015 18th Annual Conference September 28, 2015 to October 1, 201510/06/2015
    56:35
  168. 176.
    Mission of Disability Rights Network of PA09/29/2015
    55:53
  169. 177.
    Author and Contributing Editor, Ben Matlin, Discusses His Disability Rights Advocasy09/22/2015
    54:07
  170. 178.
    Increasing The Employment of People with Disabilities in the Federal Government09/15/2015
    52:26
  171. 179.
    Diane Coleman, president of Not Dead Yet09/08/2015
    55:55
  172. 180.
    Mission and History of CIL Berkeley, California09/01/2015
    57:51
  173. 181.
    PNC Bank Commitment to Employing People with Disabilities08/25/2015
    55:05
  174. 182.
    Mission of the NFB Jernigan Institute08/18/2015
    55:38
  175. 183.
    Mission of Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh08/11/2015
    54:21
  176. 184.
    The History and Impact of the ADA with author Lennard J. Davis08/04/2015
    55:55
  177. 185.
    Andy Imparato Reflects on Passage of ADA 25 Years Ago and Work at the AUCD07/28/2015
    53:45
  178. 186.
    25th Anniversary of the ADA: Author Tony Coelho Reflects on the Passage of This Landmark Legislation07/21/2015
    54:03
  179. 187.
    The ADA: Its Impact 25 Years Later, and a Review of Journey to get the Legislation Passed07/14/2015
    54:55
  180. 188.
    Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. Reflections on Meaning of the ADA and the Importance of Hiring People with Disabilities07/07/2015
    55:10
  181. 189.
    Mission of Highmark Health, and its Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities06/30/2015
    55:51
  182. 190.
    Special Encore Presentation: Progress of Enforcement of Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act of 197306/23/2015
    55:48
  183. 191.
    Mission of the Pittsburgh Technology Council06/16/2015
    54:19
  184. 192.
    Ramifications of the Historical Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving A Better Life Experience 'ABLE' ACT06/09/2015
    55:31
  185. 193.
    Mission of Stein Consulting LLC06/02/2015
    52:34
  186. 194.
    National Council on Disability and the ADA05/26/2015
    56:17
  187. 195.
    Sensory -Friendly Pittsburgh Symphony Concert/Epilepsy Film Project to Raise Awareness and Funds05/19/2015
    52:41
  188. 196.
    Tribute to Cheryl Sensenbrenner, advocate for Disability Rights for all Americans with Disabilities05/12/2015
    54:04
  189. 197.
    Eradicating Modern Slavery05/05/2015
    52:03
  190. 198.
    Origins of Zero Six Eight04/28/2015
    55:29
  191. 199.
    Interview with U.S. Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez04/21/2015
    56:07
  192. 200.
    Disability Rights Leader James J. Weisman, Sr. VP and General Counsel of the United Spinal Association04/14/2015
    56:25

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