Bring Your Own Device (B>Y>O>D)

Remember the parties in the back yard with the grill burning and all the folks with cups in hand listening to the jams blasting through the stereo? There were several coolers of this drink and that drink and you or your uncle would be back and forth between the kitchen and the grill filling the cups up with your favorite drink. Bring your own bottle (B.Y.O.B) is the quote the person planning the party would tell all who is invited. Read on to catch my drift…

In todays economic times most small businesses don’t have the resources to hire a large information tech staff, expensive software and hardware to manage the day to day of the technical infrastructure. Now you can bring your own device to the office and they can support it either remotely or through an IT management firm. The point being is that now the blind are now on the same playing field as the sighted when it comes to employment. You can bring your iOS device, Mac with Voice-Over, your Windows machine loaded with JAWS or Window Eyes and get decent levels of support for them.

It has never been a better time to start a business, find or create work you love or search out the right company that will allow you to bring your own device to the workplace!!! Think about it for a second or two…You have a computer, you have an installed screen reader of choice, they allow you to bring in your own computer (B>Y>O>D) and you have the skills they are searching for. Sounds like a win-win for all parties, you think? In the comments tell us what we are missing from this perfect scenario.