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Here’s what’s going down on this weeks FAQ FRIDAY:

  1. We tell you all about The YouTube scam drama that put our blind detective skills to the test!

  2. We’ll be selecting a NEW winner for that $100 YouTube subscription grand prize contest!

  3. Telling you more about Google World and what we’ve been working on.

  4. And of course, we’ll be answering your questions that you’ve sent in over the past 2 weeks.

Fedora’s television debut & FAQ Friday!

Hi there!

It’s an exciting day here at Fedora Outlier!


As you are reading this, I (VaShaun) am in South Carolina.

I’m meeting a few clients we’ve helped through out the years and making my television debut!

I’m discussing what we’ve done to help our clients make the most out of their technology.

As well as spreading the message about how important accessibility is to the blind/disabled community!


We’re also dropping our FAQ Friday video for you right here and right now.

We answer some of your biggest questions.


As always, you can catch up on past videos and subscribe to be alerted when new ones are posted via our YouTube channel at

That’s all for today!

We’ll see you again next week

with a couple of exciting announcements

and more of your burning questions answered!

A Crazy Robot Lady & Fedora team up! Wait… what!?

Good morning, beautiful people!

We had so much great feedback on last weeks jam packed video that we’re bringing you another supersized one this Friday!


We’ll be covering the following questions and more:

• How to format a cell in Numbers on the Mac

• More life stories from our Fedora Family as we follow their journeys so far and discuss what their “Ah-Ha” moment was.

• What the heck is PFL, and how does it work? I will share with you how the answer to this question nearly took my creative thoughts to the next level!

• So you want to be an assistive technology coach/specialist/trainer/teacher/“whatever we are being called” these days?

• I want to make it in the radio business What should I do to get myself known and how do I start my own station?

Phew, that was a lot! I told you it will be jam packed! We are not pulling any punches, we want you to have ALL the information you need to succeed!


We’re starting a new project here at Fedora where we share with you a different accessibility focused channel each month.

This month we’re featuring a long time client of the Fedora Family.

Leslie is a totally blind user from SC who has been working in accessibility for 10+ years.

She is also a long time friend and previous roommate to our website and marketing guru, Kristi.

They attended the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind together in high school and have worked on many accessibility projects together through out their 20 year friendship.

Leslie currently runs an up and coming YouTube channel called “Crazy Robot Lady” where she delves into the a multitude of interesting robots and how she interacts and navigates them as a blind user.

We’d love you to check it out!

head over to her channel by June 26th and subscribe to receive a BONUS ENTRY into our $100 grand prize giveaway coming up later this month!


As always, you can check out our previous videos and subscribe to the Fedora Outlier LLC channel anytime as well by clicking below.

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We look forward to seeing you Friday!


Happy Friday, Fedora family! We’re back with another exciting FAQ Friday and we think you’re going to absolutely love this weeks topic!

We’re showing you how to make any app instantly accessible through your Apple devices + giving you a tease of me (VaShaun) laying down some sweet melodies on my saxophone! We also read aloud and discussed some of the summer plans you guys shared with us on Wednesday!

You don’t want to miss this one!

Click the link below to tune in:

When you’re done watching, comment below and let us know what you’re interesting in seeing Fedora feature next.

Have a great weekend!

5 Streams Of Income For Anyone

Want to level up your finances in 2018? Here are five ways to make as much money as you want by just putting in a bunch of effort. Notice I said a bunch! It’s not hard work, however it does REQUIRE work.

I’m going to break down the five income streams, how they work and how you can work them to generate more money…. Oh, and this works no matter your age, disability or race. How do I know this?

because i use these principles everyday! I GO TO WORK>>>

Notice the word “WORK” is in just about every sentence of this post?

Use work in these five ways together and you’ll have whatever you put your mind to…
Traditional Income

Passive Income

Creative Income

Affiliate Income

Contracting Income

plus a bonus income stream at the end of this video that most don’t think about when creating content…

NOTE: Your mute button may be pressed when attempting to watch the video. Press unmute and you’ll be good to go.

Getting to the finish line verses pretending

Ever met one of those people who would rather take a picture of themselves at the finish line as if they actually ran the race? They want INSTANT success when it’s just not possible for most. Yup, I get it…

There are some who make it on the first try and we call them outliers.

Most of us make it after seval attemps at doing something and then maybe we might see a glimmer of success.

In this video I’ll share my biggest failure with my mindset and how I overcame it, but most importantly I will show you how to over come it as well.

The video is below. Remember to unmute it if it doesn’t play imediately.

Here’s the quick link to the short video

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.