Many stroke survivors have disabilities because of their strokes. That should not stop them, though, many survivors with whom we have helped are initially somewhat reluctant to approach the job market. And it is certainly understandable!
However, with the amazing acceptance of virtual work, it seems there is now greater opportunity for disabled folks. Combine that with the recent tight job market which provides additional opportunities. With that in mind, the following article may give stroke survivors and their caregiver partner “food for thought” regarding entering the job market. The Foundation provides Life Coaching for Stroke Survivors. Perhaps we can assist in opening new opportunities, as we are all survivors.
How Technology Can Help Disabled People in Their Careers
Countless people with disabilities make an excellent living, thanks to technology that allows them to perform certain tasks that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. In fact, studies have shown that a sizable percentage of people with disabilities use technology in their jobs. Technology is an important part of our daily lives, and it deserves just as much attention when it comes to career opportunities for people with disabilities. Today, Stroke Recovery Foundation will explore some ways that technology allows disabled people to succeed in their careers.
One of the best ways to use technology in your career is to go back to school and earn an online degree. These degrees can help boost your prospects in today’s competitive job market. There are a variety of programs available, such as a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology that teaches you the skills necessary to become an IT expert.
The term “assistive technology” typically refers to devices that people with disabilities use to improve their daily quality of life. Assistive technology can include anything from a cane or wheelchair to a specialized computer, phone, or hearing aid.
This technology is important for many reasons because it can provide independence and allow people with disabilities the ability to do things they could not otherwise do. Let’s say you have arthritis and are in constant pain.
You might struggle to open jars or turn on lights. Assistive technology can help you with these tasks by using tools like electric jar openers, voice recognition software, and light switches that only require a touch.
Assistive technologies can also be used as part of a job search if someone has a disability that prevents them from doing traditional work in an office setting.
There are tools available now that people with disabilities use at home while working remotely, such as voice recognition software that lets them type without using hands and smart pens that let them take notes on paper without having to keep their arm outstretched the whole time.
Finally, assistive technology is beneficial for those who want to go back to school but have difficulty doing so due to their disability. For example, going back to school and earning an online degree in information technology can teach you the skills necessary to become an IT expert.
Home-Based Business Opportunities
There are many options for people with disabilities who want to work from home and earn a living wage. To increase your chances of success, be sure to do some research before you select a company or venture. Consider your goals and decide on what type of business would be best suited to your skillset. You can also market for free via social media. Finally, do not forget to invest in top software for accounting to make bookkeeping a breeze.
Finding employment can be a challenge for people with disabilities. However, thanks to advances in modern technology, there are countless opportunities in a variety of fields. You can even find employment that does not require physical presence at a job site. All it takes is a little planning – as well as remembering what you have already overcome. You have got this!
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