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Articles by Tim Keenan

tech August 16, 2012

Cashing In With oDesk, Even Without Vision

There’s no doubt that in most respects, the Internet is the ultimate equalizer for the blind. It opened a new world to me when I first logged on in 1993. While it was a great source of info and an easy method by which I could shop for music CDs, I didn’t use the Internet as an employment vehicle until seven years later, when I got a part-time job at All inPlay making accessible online games, like poker, for both blind and sighted users. When the job at All inPlay ended in 2009, I thought about what else I could do. Finding a job during the recession proved difficult. I had experience with marketing, writing and public relations, and I knew I had the skills to succeed as a writer, but I had no idea how to take the first step. I had heard about virtual outsourcing sites, which many businesses use ... keep reading »