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Employment Matters

Small Business in the Gig Economy: How Freelance Services have the Potential to Create Employment Opportunities for People with Visual Impairments

J.J. Meddaugh

The gig economy offers flexibility for workers because they can choose the amount they want to work as well as the hours they wish to do their assigned tasks. The advantages and pitfalls of contract employment in the gig economy are largely outside of the scope of <i>AccessWorld,</i> but it is worth focusing on the accessibility of these online services for those who wish to be a part of the gig economy as a buyer or a seller.

Employment Matters: Laura Legendary, Owner, Elegant Insights Jewelry

Deborah Kendrick

Laura Legendary is the owner and founder of Elegant Insights Jewelry, which produces a massive collection of braille jewelry. But life was not always sunshine and lollipops for Laura Legendary—in fact, one of the bleakest chapters in her life ultimately led her to the business she loves today.

Chase Crispin: Becoming Employed As a Blind Adult

Jamie Pauls

Chase Crispin has always had a passion for three things: technology, music, and teaching. Technology along with a lot of hard work and attention to detail has enabled Crispin to become a gainfully employed young man who just happens to be totally blind.

Product Evaluations and Guides

A Review of the Google Nest 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat on iOS Devices and Amazon Alexa

Janet Ingber

If you are in the market for a new thermostat, the Google Nest 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat is a good option. It's convenient and easy to use after a little practice.

The Patriot Pro 12.9 Portable Video Magnifier for Business or Classroom

Steven Kelley

The Patriot Pro takes a portable video magnifier to the next level by adding it to the iPad Pro on a versatile, sturdy system. Both tablet and stand weigh a total of 8 pounds, so the portability and performance make this an ideal option for a professional or student.

Popular Web Conferencing Programs Part 1: WebEx

Jamie Pauls

When I began working with WebEx, I was very concerned that there would be major accessibility problems with the platform. This has not been the case. I still prefer Zoom because I believe it is easier to use, and there is definitely more feedback both built into the platform itself and provided by Vispero and Brian Hartgen.

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