According to the CDC, 61 million adults in America are living with a disability. A lot of people with disabilities know that working from home has been around for years and has given them back a feeling of independence and self-esteem. Unfortunately, too many people with disabilities do not know that this is a thing, and it definitely is.
If you're currently receiving Social Security or Social Security Disability benefits, and you're ready to return to work and gain back some of your independence, then continue reading. Below is a list of Work from Home resources and companies to help get started.
Resources for People with Disabilities
- My Employment Options (MEO) - A national Social Security Administration (SSA) Employment Network with the Ticket To Work Program. MEO that assists people with disabilities to find work at home employment, free of charge.
- [email protected] - A non-profit National Telecommuting Institute and also an authorized Social Security Administration Employment Network that helps train and assist people with disabilities in finding employment.
- LandAjob - Helps currently employed disabled Americans get cash reimbursements of up to $13,000 over a 3-5 year period for work expenses. Disabled Americans looking for a job can also receive resources to help them find one.
- Cancer and Careers - Anyone diagnosed with cancer who needs career advice, tools, and tips about working online.
- Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired - An organization of state and local chapters that offers work from home job assistance to blind people.
- CareerConnect - The American Federation of the Blind helps visually impaired people learn how to reboot their careers after losing their vision.
- Pennyhoarder work from home jobs portal - For new remote opportunities, check here.
For People with Visual Impairments
- Project Starfish - An employment platform that helps visually impaired people with job training and networking to be able to work from home in sales or social media marketing.
- Business Enterprise Program - The program provides visually impaired people with priority access to training on how to run food service facilities in federal and state buildings.
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- BabbleType – You need no experience to work for this company, however, you must watch a short video and pass a test in order to be hired.
- Castingwords - You must be at least 18 years of age, and open to a flexible work schedule. No experience is needed.
- Scribie - Must understand American, British, Australian and Indian accents, and be fluent in spoken and written English.
Are You a Great Internet Researcher or Virtual Assistant?
- Wonder – Virtual assistant company that hires researchers to answer all types of questions.
- Fancy Hands - A platform that hires virtual assistants to assist customers with tasks such as research, making and canceling reservations and services, transcription, typing, spreadsheets, and other types of tasks. Assistants can sign on to work whenever they want.
What About Owning an Online Business?
If the jobs available online do not interest you, check out these ideas: