Rene K wrote:
Nearly half of freelancers (46%) agreed freelancing gives them the flexibility they need because they’re unable to work for a traditional employer due to personal circumstances.
Granted personal circumstances can be more than disability.
Exactly. Not being able (or allowed) to drive, living remotely or wanting to live somewhere with few employment opportunities, having to care for family members, not having access to affordable childcare etc etc. Having a disability would be one of many such "personal circumstances."
That said, it is pretty logical that freelancing from home might be seen as an attractive option to many people with a disability.
Innumerable studies have concluded that productivity, and incidentally, creativity, increases when working from home (remotely). The same has proven true for flex hours and the 4-day work-week. In all cases, sick days, etc. diminish at an astounding rate.
Its a win-win for everyone. Less overhead for companies; improved work-life balance for all directly and indirectly impacted.
However - there is a humongous difference in the needs parameters between those with disabilities and those without. Please - do not blindly quote stats as dictum unless you think it through.
This is truly inspiring! I'll try to check around to see if there's anyone in the team who can assist you with this. I'll come back here if I have more information!