Types of Legitimate Work from home Jobs for Disabled People
When searching work from home jobs, you’ll be faced with several terms like “remote,” “flexible,” “telecommute,” “work at home,” etc. that mostly mean the same thing.
General requirements for working from the comforts of your home include a fully functional computer, high-speed internet and excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
Here are some examples of jobs people with disabilities can do:
- Data entry and transcription – Medical transcription is the most in-demand in this field, so if you have a bit of medical background and is able to type or use a headset, there are unlimited work-at-home transcription jobs for you.
- Writing – You can write as a service for other people, or write to earn passive income for yourself. Either way, writing online is a lucrative business that will never run out of fashion.
- Customer service representative – Whether you are able to provide voice calls, or prefer chat-based or e-mail-based customer support, as long as you love solving problems of other people, you can start finding CSR jobs here.
- Translation – If you can speak or write fluently in another language besides English, there are tons of translation jobs online. But you’ll have an edge over your competition if you have another specialty such as law, medicine, finance, and so on.
- Teaching – You can tutor school kids online, teach English to a person from a non-ESL country, or dedicate your time sharing your knowledge about finance, IT, or other advanced subjects to other students who need your help.
- Any job that can be done from home – If applicable, you can submit a work-at-home proposal to your present boss. There’s a huge chance this will work if you have an irreplaceable skill and that your tasks can be done completely from home.
Work-from-Home Resources for the Disabled
- My Employment Options – Provides free assistance to individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in the U.S.
- National Telecommuting Institute– The NTI is a non-profit org that has been helping disabled Americans find work-at-home jobs since 1995. NTI has two job resources – NTI at Home and Land-a-Job, both of which provide extensive guides about Social Security insurance and rehab services with a job database of active open positions across the country.
- Cancer and Careers – Anyone diagnosed with cancer who needs career advice, tools and tips about working online even with cancer
- Project Starfish – Helps blind individuals begin a career in virtual assistance, social media, marketing, sales, and so on.
- LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – US-based org with local chapters that help blind individuals find work-from-home jobs
- CareerConnect – This program from the American Federation of the Blind helps people with a former vision-dependent career learn how to restart their profession after vision loss.
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Receive work-from-home employment advice from other people with limited mobility
- Communication Services for the Deaf– This deaf-owned company has updated remote job listing. You’ll need to know Sign Language to apply to any jobs here.
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