Working from home is a convenience for many of us. For people with disabilities, the ability to work remotely can be crucial.
about 7% of the total population of people with disabilities teleworked It is estimated some or all of the time. However, it can be a challenge just to find Work-from-home jobs whether you are a disabled person or not. Adding medical considerations to the mix could make finding work at home even more difficult.
Here are some resources that can help.
Work-from-home jobs for people with disabilities
We’ve broken down the list below to address different types of disabilities, including visual, hearing, and mobility impairments.
Work-from-home jobs for people with visual impairments
In addition to your local LightHouse for the blind and visually impairedr Check out these other resources for people with visual disabilities.
This is an employment platform that trains the blind on virtual work opportunities in areas such as sales and social media marketing.
Starfish project also helps blind job seekers develop professional network connections with small businesses and startups that can lead to long-term employment opportunities.
According to the Company websiteParticipants in the Project Starfish Management Consultant program “work virtually from home via phone, internet and Skype and can work anywhere in the US.”
Business enterprise program
Entrepreneurial minds who want to own and run their own home business can apply to the Business enterprise program through their state’s vocational rehabilitation center.
The program gives blind people priority access to a curriculum for the operation of catering facilities in federal and state buildings, as well as rest stops and welcome centers.
Transcription jobs are popular options for people looking for ways to work from home. A wide variety of industries including law enforcement, law and medical areasRely on transcriptionists as an important part of your workflow process.
Work-from-home jobs for people with hearing impairments
Although many work-from-home jobs are over the phone, Some do not require employees to have or use phones. Here you can find examples of jobs for people with hearing impairments.
Search engine evaluator
Social Media Evaluator
If a job as a search engine evaluator isn’t attractive, consider its close relative, the social media evaluator. Keep an eye out Appens careers page to find out when jobs are open.
Work-from-home jobs for people with limited mobility
While some people who use wheelchairs don’t have restrictions that prevent them from doing the jobs we’ve mentioned, those with limited use of their hands, arms, or upper body may need other types of home work.
National Society for Multiple Sclerosis
Individuals with upper body disabilities who can use a phone (with or without a shelter) may want to check into voice-based work-from-home jobs like checking in Foreign language interpretation, Customer service or teaching.
Use your writing skills
Writing, editing, and proofreading jobs at home can also allow the use of a computer with auxiliary software. Employment database FlexJobs is a great resource for finding these type of work-from-home jobs, although there are monthly and annual service fees to access the offers.
Work-from-home jobs for people with cognitive or developmental impairments
Work-from-home jobs for people with cognitive or developmental disabilities are as varied as each person’s individual limitations and circumstances.
A career counselor or your state’s vocational rehabilitation agency can help you assess which jobs are right for you.
No matter what type of work-from-home job you’re looking for, be sure to keep an eye out for it our work-from-home job portal – We are constantly posting new remote options there.
Lisa McGreevy is a former employee of The Penny Hoarder.
This article originally appeared on www.thepennyhoarder.com