For the Blind and Visually Impaired:
Work at home resources for the blind and visually impaired. This is a separate page we have started to list organizations that help the blind and visually impaired run home businesses or telecommute.
The following is a list of organizations that help the disabled work from home. Most are free and some will pay for your training. Check back for updates to this list. Send other suggested resources through the feedback form.
National Telecommuting Institute (NTI) is a unique educational/job-matching organization pioneering the development of telework jobs for Americans with disabilities. NTI staff bring together employers who have agreed to "go virtual," advanced communications technology, and vocational rehabilitation agencies to enable individuals with disabilities to train for and work online in environments that are more easily accessible to them.
Lift, Inc. is the nation's leading resource for information management and computer technology professionals who have disabilities.
Lift, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that qualifies, trains, hires, and places information technology professionals who have physical disabilities through contracts with major corporations who eventually hire them directly.
If you have a physical disability and good analytical skills, you may qualify for a rewarding new career in information technology or information management.
To qualified individuals Lift offers:
The Job Accomodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by:
Melwood offers job training, employment, community living, leisure and travel opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
The New Freedom Initiative emphasizes the important role telework can have for expanding employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
DisaboomJobs.com is a service that Disaboom.com has set up for the disabled to search for jobs. They also provide "The Guide to Employment" which gives you "the information you’ll need to get started, get support, and take full advantage of the laws that protect your rights in the workplace."
Note: Jobs listed through DisaboomJobs are not necessarily telecommuting positions
Disabilty Rights Advocates - DRALegal.
From the site: "DRA is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. DRA advocates for disability rights through high-impact litigation, as well as research and education. We do not charge our clients for our services".
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