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SELF-EMPLOYMENT EXAMPLES

Below are outlined examples of just some of the businesses run by people with disabilities with whom I have worked, together with an indication of the business owner's disability.

DISABILITY
BUSINESS
Blind
Broken neck, wheelchair user
  • Specialist information technology consultancy and support.
Cerebral Palsy, wheelchair user
  • Solicitor
Cerebral Palsy, wheelchair user, unable to speak
  • Teacher of Dance and Movement; Disability Rights Presentations.
Deaf
  • Computer services and maintenance.
  • Deaf and Disability Awareness training and consultancy.
Dyslexia
  • Antique Dealer
Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Verbal Dyspraxia
  • Arranging and presenting events, particularly for people with learning disabilities.
Epilepsy
  • Surveyor and Valuer
Lower back injury, paralyzed from waist down on one side
  • Florist shop and special event flower services.
Manic Depression
  • Accountancy and Paralegal services.
  • Double Glazing sales.
ME
  • CV Writing services.
Memory loss, Dyspraxia
  • Hairdresser
Muscular Dystrophy
  • Solicitor.
Partially Sighted
Post Polio Syndrome
  • Disability and Equality Consultancy and Training, Family Protection, Racial Equality, Access Auditing.
  • Legal Caseworker.
  • Solicitor
Spinal Muscular Atrophy, wheelchair user
  • Disability and Equality Consultancy.
Stroke, reduced mobility, limited use of right side
  • Proprietor of Residential Care Home for elderly people.

In all cases I have been closely involved in the process of developing working methods and work strategies which minimize the impact of the individual's disability on their business.  This may have required: