[nabs-l] Blind people and the sharing economy

Joe jsoro620 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 23:29:21 UTC 2015


I don't know that it's a blindness specific thing. Blind people have a
myriad of talents that could translate to entrepreneurial ventures. Are you
asking because you're interested in doing something yourself, or are you
asking as a broader question of blindness ability?


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From: nabs-l [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Phil via nabs-l
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 1:59 PM
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Subject: [nabs-l] Blind people and the sharing economy

Hi everyone,

How do you think blind and low vision folks can make some income and
participate in the sharing economy?

A recent survey shows that 30% of Americans work as freelancers or do gigs
rather than traditional jobs. 400000 people now drive for Uber.
If you have a spare room or basement you can rent it out through AirBnB or
list it on Craigslist. And of course the blind community was a pioneer in
sharing economy with BookShare and recently Be My Eyes.

So, what are your ideas both to participate in the sharing economy as a
seller or provider, and ideas for new sharing platforms and apps for the
blind community?


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