All posts by VaShaun Jones

The World Is NOW Accessible!

This week I’ve gotten allot of questions about our technology setup and how I do things. After explaining the ends and out most people asked if it was accessible or not. What I realized is that even when I told them that it was they never moved to try it out. This was even after i told them that the software had a free trial or that the vendor had a pretty great return policy.

Most of them just went back to doing the same thing they were doing before, yet expecting a different result.

A older gentleman once told me if I wanted what another man had i had to do what he did to get it. This remains true with just about everything we want and need in life.
People desire change, but they will not change to meet their needs.

Here’s the real reason why the world is now accessible and people will continue to use inaccessibility as an excuse. Think of the three ways we communicate globally and watch my video response… below

Outliers Special with the interviewer being interviewed

I usually turn down allot of interviews because of time spent interviewing you fine people around the world and running a couple of companies, being a husband, father, brother, cousin etc, however this interview opportunity was one I just could not pass up.

When I found out that Chris Curran of the Podcast Engineering School had interviewed one of my blind mentors and a guy that I had heard all over the internet that I really looked up to in the podcasting industry who is also blind I knew I had to show the world that podcasting is here to stay and making money doing it well is not a figment of ones imagination.

This interview is one of my finest and it let’s me know I’m on the right track when I tell blind and other disabled individuals that you can make a living doing what you love…

How do I know this?

because I do it every day.

My issue is that i love a bunch of things.

Here’s items from my short list.

• Blogging

• Technology

• Coaching

• Playing the sax

• Eating

and of course, podcasting.

I hope my interview with Chris inspires you to podcast or at least live your dream if you are not all ready. You know how to reach us and we hope you are doing marvelously well in the mean time.

Outlier’s Excerpt – Dan Miller On Government

As a guy who has generated millions in profit, wrote several books, created numerous products and has put on world class events and created a global network…

I thought it to be super important to bring forth the same question I asked John Lee Dumas in a earlier interview.

That question was how he felt about government assistance when it comes to being employed or self employed.

Here’s his comments…

If you missed the full interview you can catch up on it here.

Outlier’s Excerpt – JLD On Government

Maybe you heard him clearly the first time

Maybe you didn’t.

We cut this very important piece out of the interview and reposted it here.

My goal was to let the world know that you can create something, people will buy it and your life can be changed forever!

I asked JLD his thoughts on modern business and what he thought about the disabled working with the government when they don’t understand that the world has changed.

You can be a blogger, podcaster, self published author, Youtube star or just someone who is self employed.

The point is that the world has changed from the days our parents grew up in and here’s what JLD had to say…

If you missed the full interview you can get it here.

Outlier’s with Ron Klein (Part 2)

Ever purchased a house or know of someone that has?

If so they are more than likely using the MLS system for realtors invented by our guest who’s on for the second week in a row.

Mr. Ron Klein is an inventors inventor and he’s literally changed the world with his creations.

You would have thought he would have stopped with the invention of the credit card strip, the point of sale system, the MLS system just to name a few, but…

He didn’t stop there.

In fact he is in his 80’s and he says he is not empty yet.

To prove it he has invented something for the blind that is just as world changing and only cost $20 that everyone with a SMART phone can use.

It’s The Envision Eli app and labeling system created for the blind.

Listen to part 2 of Ron Klein’s interview and visit the Envision Eli website to learn more and to place your order.

Missed part 1? Listen first here.

Outlier’s with Ron Klein (Part 1)

Turn your credit or debit card over…

See the strip on the back of your card?

Well you may or may not be able to see it, but you understand how a credit/debit card works.

It has a strip that the card machine reads to communicate with the point of sale system and your bank.

This weeks guest is the inventor of that strip that changed the world and the way we conduct business worldwide.

He’s invented something super cool and just as exciting for us blind people.

I’m demonstrating it on part one of this two part interview and even though it was my first time using the application and recording it at the same time I can say it’s simply a can’t live without piece in my toolkit.

Here’s part one with Ron Klein.

{Book Signing} Opportunity Comes To Those That Create Them

At age 41 I would have never thought that I would make it through allot of the challenges life throws in your way.

I never never, dreamed of being able to change the lives of thousands of disabled people…

I would have never thought that my company would be a household name when it comes to the best assistive technology consulting, teaching and support of Apples’ born accessible devices.

Saturday April 22nd at 2:05 PM my life took another twist and I was able to meet Charlamagne The God, have a convo, get two books signed and then…

I took my opportunity and asked how can we connect?

He told me and now we have another strong connection from a person who really believes in changing the world.

VaShaun meeting Charlemagne The God

VaShaun getting a book signed by Charlemagne The God for his daughter, Kaylah Jones.

VaShaun meeting Charlemagne The God

VaShaun meeting Charlemagne The God

The pic At the top is Charlamagne signing the book for my daughter Kaylah Jones and….

the one on the bottom is me shaking his hand.

Amazing what happens when you believe! and put in the work.

Tonight we discuss abandonment in the disability community on Culture

Until we get to the root of our concerns as a culture we’ll never solve our issues.

We’ve talked to so many people that are disabled and have been left abandoned by friends, family and people we thought would be there for us no matter what.

We’ve counseled so many men who lost their wives after going blind or becoming disabled.

We’ve talked to many women who find it hard to date because men look at them as disabled and the women feel lonely.

Join myself, Angela Pratt and Matt C on Culture as we break down abandonment, how to fix yourself and be ready for the world the next day.

I’m going to tell my story of how a service provider in Georgia used me and others like me to get thousands of dollars.

Once the money ran out, tables turned and the money started to flow the other way…

We were abandoned.

Matt C tells his story of being left to figure out life without friends once he suddenly became blind.

Angela puts this back together like Humpty Dumpty and into a perspective that works if you work it tonight at 7PM Eastern.

Just click here to watch live.

Remember: We have to destroy before we elevate!

In Person event, Outlier’s live with Tamer Zaid

Outlier’s goes live at the 2017 NFB and ACB national conventions.

Meet VaShaun Jones, Tamer Zaid and other world changers as we walk you step by step through our journey of how to find or create work that is meaningful, purposeful and profitable.

VaShaun is the Visionary of Fedora Outlier LLC and Tamer Zaid is a completely blind Product Zone Specialist for Apple Inc.

This live event will give you two perspectives on employment, life, fears, tears of joy, the struggles, mistakes to being able to give back to the people that need it most.

Our students that deserve more than what we had as a student!

100% of the ticket sales from this event goes to the EMPOWER scholarship for any full time student wanting to start their own business

(ages 14 and up)

Here’s the full list of qualifiers…

  1. You must be a full time student

  2. You must purchase a ticket to the event

  3. You must have a strong desire to create, launch and profit from your own business

and you must apprentice with Fedora Outlier LLC and it’s team.

and agree to be mentored by the United Statewide Coalitions On Employment units.

NOTE: If you purchased a ACB ticket to our first ever iPhone event we put on with Marcy and Brie, you will get in for free.

We’ll pick the winner at the end of each show.

Good luck to you..

The general admission ticket Price is $9.97.

VIP and VIP plus tickets

Start at 19.97

in limited quantities.

“Let’s change the world together!”
Fedora Outlier LLC
VaShaun Jones

Sweetwater Is Now A Vendor In Georgia

It’s a great feeling when you work with a company that demands excellence from themselves and their clients.

Fedora has several A?V guys and girls WORKING on their creations and Sweetwater is number one in most of their books.

They allow you to make easy payments, they don’t treat you like a number, they don’t jack up the price, they don’t stop working with you when you mess up, they will go above and beyond the call of duty to serve you well, they will change your perspective on what excellent customer service looks like.

Experience the Sweetwater difference…

I personally WORK with Tomir Denton because he makes my vision come true and we understand each other.

Podcast coming soon…

Here’s his email

Remember: Think differently!

Share this if you understand the vision or you want to help write the blueprint.

“Let’s change the world together!”
Fedora Outlier LLC
VaShaun Jones

PS. Sweetwater also knows how to WORK with the blind, because we WORKED together on it for years.