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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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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.

    Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the ADA!

    Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the ADA!

    Joyce welcomes Chai R. Feldblum a partner and director of workplace culture consulting at Morgan Lewis, helping companies and organizations create safe, respectful, diverse and inclusive workplaces. Chai served as a commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from 2010 to 2019. Given this diverse background, and the upcoming 30th anniversary of the ADA, she will share her thoughts on the importance of the signing of this landmark legislation into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, and what it has meant to Americans with disabilities.

    • 54 min
    Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the ADA!!

    Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the ADA!!

    Joyce welcomes back 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. As our nation prepares to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this year, which was signed into law by President H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, both guests will reflect on the impact of this landmark legislation on the lives of people with disabilities

    • 51 min
    Vice Chair DNC Disability Council Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Blind and Other Disabilities

    Vice Chair DNC Disability Council Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Blind and Other Disabilities

    Joyce welcomes Janni.Lehrer-Stein, disability rights leader and vice chair of the Democratic National Committee Disability Council to the show. Ms. Lehrer-Stein will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on people who are blind and other disabilities.

    • 52 min
    National Health Care Expert, Nurse/Author, Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities

    National Health Care Expert, Nurse/Author, Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities

    Joyce welcomes Dr. Suzanne C. Smeltzer, professor and director of the Office of Nursing Research and Evaluation at Villanova University to the show. Dr. Smetzer is a nationally recognize health care expert, nurse and author. She will discuss her views on the impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities.

    • 49 min
    Poor People’s Campaign COVID-19 Health Justice Advisory Committee/ Moral March on Washington

    Poor People’s Campaign COVID-19 Health Justice Advisory Committee/ Moral March on Washington

    Joyce welcomes Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH to the show. Dr. Barber is the national advisor and coordinator for the Poor People’s Campaign COVID-19 Health Justice Advisory Committee, comprised of a group of public health experts from Harvard (FXB Center for Health and Human Rights), UCLA (Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, and Health), and other academic institutions across the country. During the pandemic, she has provided expert commentary on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in black communities for local, national, and international media outlets. During the show she will discuss The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, which will be the largest digital gathering of poor, dispossessed and impacted people, faith leaders, and people of conscience on June 20, 2020.

    • 54 min
    How WID Is Addressing Needs of People with Disabilities During COVID-19

    How WID Is Addressing Needs of People with Disabilities During COVID-19

    Joyce welcomes Marcie Roth, executive director and CEO of the World Institute on Disability (WID) to the show. WID’s global mission is to continually advance the rights and opportunities of over one billion people with disabilities. Since 1983, WID remains committed to advancing promising disability inclusion policy and practices globally. Ms. Roth will further explain this mission and discuss how the organization is addressing the needs of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 52 min

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This is the best podcast ever!

This is great. If you guys like to & please look at marriage rights for us people with disabilities. There is a Facebook page called marriage equally for people with disabilities. Please please look into it. I find it very sad as to why we are denied medical stuff once we get married. That is so unfair & cruel. We shouldn't have to choose money over love. :'( Also another thing some schools don't have special ed programs & because of that disabled kids can't learn as well & also get bulled because of it. This needs to be available all around the states! We ether need to help those school fund those programs or send the kids with disabilities with a school who actually have special ed classes. That is all keep it up. I just subscribed! ^_^

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