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Home-based computer jobs for the disabled

With today's technology and the growing demand for virtual jobs, finding work at home is a very doable task. Many companies hire disabled people to work online at home as independent contractors. Independent contractors decide when they work and how much they work. As an independent contractor, you are an entrepreneur, which means you have to keep track of and file your own taxes. If you're disabled, whether you're a stay-at-home mom, doctor, lawyer, writer or just looking for a way to supplement your income, work-at-home jobs are plentiful.

Call Center Jobs at Home

With the never-ending demand for call centre representatives, work-at-home call centres hire on a regular basis. Skill set should include excellent verbal and written communications, clear telephone voice and attention to detail. A corded phone and headset, as well as an up-to-date computer with high-speed Internet is a must.

J.Lodge.com exclusively hires physically disabled Americans. Working part time from home, agents can expect exciting careers as customer service representatives. Lift-inc.org hires, trains and places IT professionals.

Medical Transcription

Medical transcription jobs are available for qualified individuals looking for a telecommute position. Positions often require a minimum of three-years previous experience, either in an on-site setting or as a work-at-home MT (medical transcriber). However, there are several companies that are willing to train. MTJobs.com post available openings for hundreds of medical transcription positions.

Writing, Editing

If you are a writer, blogger, journalist or copy editor, finding work is never out of reach. Independent freelancers can find blogging jobs listed daily on Occupationalhwy.com. Writers, journalists and copy editors can find excellent opportunities at Demand Studios.


With distance learning a priority for many, the Internet has opened doors that were otherwise closed. Teachers, professors and tutors are in great demand. The University of California Berkeley hires online instructors. John Hopkins University hires for the Center of Talented Youth Program. Aim for A hires online tutors. And English Flow needs qualified individuals to teach English as a second language.


Always have an up-to-date resume and cover letter. Be ready with writing samples (if required). You should never pay for a work-at-home job or job list. Always do your due diligence before getting involved with a potential employer online.

About the Author

LaDonna Dennis is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of publications. After graduating from Indiana Purdue University she served as a newspaper sports columnist. She has a medical background in nursing, specializing in disease and conditions. Her pieces have appeared both online and in print, including "Frost Illustrated," BlogFloss, and Occupational Highway.

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