Work at Home Jobs for Wheelchair Users
Work at home options are great for wheelchair users across the U.K. Being able to work in the comfort of your own home means that you don’t have to worry about all the accessibility problems that can stem from office work and you can better manage your own environment.
Many people are in wheelchairs for many different reasons and we can’t paint everyone in a wheelchair with the same brush. There are lots of different ways that wheelchair users will like to work and there are many different roles they will be interested in. But it is true for many wheelchair users across the U.K. that there are issues with accessibilities in many workplaces and companies. This means that remote jobs can provide a respite to these problems.
What Kind of Work at Home Jobs Are There for Wheelchair Users?
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us how many jobs we are able to do from home and, thankfully, there are more remote job roles than ever before. This is good news for wheelchair users everywhere.
Here are just some of the work from home jobs that wheelchair users can do:
- Customer service representative
- Data entry clerk
- Admin assistant
- Virtual assistant
- Software developer
- Content writer/copywriter
- Call centre agent
- Civil service worker
- Remote support worker
- Travel agent
As you can see, there is no shortage of the roles and jobs that can be carried out from your own home. Due to technology, there are far fewer limitations to what jobs can be reasonably done at home. This is a great benefit to those of us who prefer to work at home and/or find it more accessible.
Why Are Remote Jobs Better for Wheelchair Users?
A lot of wheelchair users prefer to work at home as it means they don’t have to worry about the accessibility of external buildings, commuting, and issues such as public toilets.
Many buildings are not up to scratch when it comes to lifts, ramps, and general wheelchair access. This makes it more difficult for disabled people to get in and out of work, causing stress and discomfort for wheelchair users.
Working from home means people in wheelchairs can avoid all of these accessibility issues. However, that doesn’t mean that more employers shouldn’t be working on improving their accessibility and wheelchair modifications. Everyone should be able to access public buildings and we all need to catch up with this.
Where Can I Find the Best Remote Job as a Wheelchair User?
If you want to find a remote job posted by an inclusive, accessible employer, you can do so on our live disability-friendly jobs board. You can also check out our list of diverse employers, right here, so that you can choose to work with someone who supports the disabled community.
It is always better to work somewhere you are respected and supported.