Everyone deserves equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, abilities and race. Everyone has talents, capabilities, and the natural ability to learn new skills. People With Disabilities (PWD) have the right to be employed in the same way as able-bodied people are as long as they can perform the work. Marginalised people are often more motivated, happier and more focused when given an opportunity to show that they can do a job, and earn their own way.
A famous quote says; “Fear is the biggest disability of all. It will paralyze you more than being in a wheelchair.” This came from Nick Vujicic, world-famous celebrity who was born with no limbs, and founder of Life Without Limbs – an organisation for people with physical disabilities.
According to 2017 European Commission statistics, a higher percentage of young people with disabilities abandon educational systems early in comparison with young persons without disabilities (22.5% vs 11%) and the percentage of PWDs who participate in the labour market is lower than that of persons without disabilities (60% vs 82%). Which is why in this article, we will provide a list of jobs to make the future work more inclusive for PWDs:
Transcription Jobs – this job involves listening to audio or video content and then converting everything spoken in the audio into text format. You can find transcription jobs in Scribie, a site with a developed system that manages the process end to end and delivers high quality transcripts.
Blog Writing – if you have a way with words, might as well earn some cash from it. You can start practicing on your own platform and once you gain confidence then you can try pitching it to SitePoint, is a hub for web developers to share their passion for building incredible Internet things.
Virtual Assistant – being a VA is quite a challenging job for tasks including managing the schedules of your employers, answering their emails, and sometimes managing other people who work for your employer. However, you can probably learn these kinds of stuff as it is usually done by everyone. If you’re into organizing and sorting things, might as well begin a VA career in AssistantMatch, they have Virtual Assistant Quickstart self study program, articles, and resources aimed at helping aspiring and established virtual assistants, and even offers a job for aspiring VAs.
Audio recording – recording stories, or guided imageries for people to help them to relax.
Driving delivery jobs – a lot of cars can be altered to be more suitable for people who need modified cars.
Customer Service Work – there are many jobs in customer service that can be done by PWD’s.
Graphic Design & IT Development – coding work, design work and computer based tasks can be completed by anyone, with any ability, as long as they have the skills.
Most jobs can be completed by people with disabilities, but it always depends on the individual person, their skills, and their disability and how much impact it might have on the job at hand.