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Tonight we discuss abandonment in the disability community on Culture

Posted in Event, Matt Carello, Podcasts, and VaShaun

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!

Free Bonus: 7 Easy Steps To Starting Your Business

Posted in Marketing

I talk with business want a bees every week that are stuck in one place.

Want to know what place they are stuck in?


They call it starting a business for a reason…

It’s so you can go into business.

Most people get stuck in the starting phase and never leave.

This is only phase one…

It’s almost as if starting a business sounds better than going into business.

We’ll help you start your business… that’s the easy part.

It’s so easy we’ll show you this step by step for free Sunday, February 19th at 5PM EDT.

The “I’m starting a business” excuse is now removed.

Now you have got your Business started it’s time to go into phase two which is launching.

This is when you open your doors to the world and make something happen.

I personally call this phase going out and killing it then bringing it home.

It’s often referred to as “going into business”…

That’s the magic, but you have to make it happen.

It’s the move from being a person who is always saying they are starting a business to the person that has went into business.

On Sunday February 19th at 5PM you will here from 7 business owners that have successfully launched their platforms.

They are in multiple phases of start up ranging from just deciding what their name is going to be all the way up to having thousands of clients worldwide.

Yes, they are all blind and the great thing about that fact is if we can do it with our eyes closed…

Anyone can do it no matter the disability.

Even if you don’t have a disability we can show you how to launch your platform.

Register for the free event here…

When you register you will receive event details, the introductions from the guest speakers and all of our free giveaways including Fedora Outlier’s presentation at the end titled 7 Easy Steps To Starting Your Business.

We look forward to seeing you on the inside…

Status 26: Case Closed

Posted in press releases, and VaShaun

If you want to work and you need help from a team of people that was just like you.. at one point in life.

You have come to the right place.

Fedora Outlier LLC works with all individuals. We don’t work with disabled.

We work with everyone willing to work.

You may be reading this blog and have a disability, but

your disability is not the issue…

80% of your issue is fighting the system!

A system is suppose to work smoothly and if their is a hick up or two it should be easily worked out, corrected and the process gets better over time.

That is NOT the case with vocational rehab.

It feels like a fight every time we walk through the doors of VR all over the world.

We talked to individuals that are scared, frustrated, ready to give up on life, ready to throw their dream away…

I can’t stand and let that happen.

You can’t stand and let that happen.

We can’t stand and let that happen.

We can stand together and create a system that works for everyone.

That’s just great business… right?

Our goal is to help 1000 people in 2017 from all around the world close their case successfully!

This is our intro to how we are going to make it happen!

Click to play

We are here to dominate!

Posted in VaShaun

I thought it was your case?

My wife asks me if it’s her money then why am I spending it. LOL

If it’s your VR case then why are they telling you what you want?

Why when you ask for something and even justify why you want it in your mind…

Someone that has 0 authority, isn’t qualified or has never been disabled

is telling you that’s not good for you.

Tell your Mom that your new mom is Mrs. (INSERT (STATE HERE) Vocational Rehab now.

This video opens your eyes to another way of thinking…

Blink Season 2 Episode 1: Dr. Leo, Our Biggest Fan

Posted in Blink, General, Marketing, Podcasts, and VaShaun

Leo Bissonnette, Ph.D.

Fedora Outlier may not have an assistive technology cheerleading squad but if we did, then Dr. Leo Bissonnette would without a doubt be the captain of it. He has and continues to support what Fedora Outlier does in regards to providing top notch consulting, teaching and support for all of Apple’s products to the blind, visually impaired and deaf-blind communities.

Leo, who has a doctorate in Sociology, loves assistive technology of all types and feels that it is very important that the blindness communities learn how to use such devices as iPhones, iPads and computers proficiently and independently.

How did Leo become so interested in assistive technology in the first place? I’m glad you asked that question.

In the 1980’s Leo started teaching at the Montreal Association for the Blind at a time when the first generation of VersaBrailles came out. Leo would eventually become the coordinator of Disability Services at Concordia University where he helped students learn assistive technology and how to integrate the skills learned into their daily lives. Now retired, he continues to help others learn how to use what he calls, “the important tools of a blind person’s tool box.”

My first interaction with Leo was when I asked him to be a part of Fedora Outlier’s popular AccessChat which is an interactive chat between a particular guest and the blindness community via Twitter. I remember Leo telling me that he did not use Twitter very much but that he was willing to learn so that he could participate in the chat. This open mindedness is only one of many qualities that Leo possesses when it comes to the use of assistive technology.

What I love about Leo is the fact that he is always willing to share his knowledge and ideas about new applications, products or concerns that can and will affect how the blindness community learns and uses today’s technology on a daily basis.

Leo lives with his wife Coralie in Pointe Claire, Quebec which is a suburb of Montreal, Canada along with his black Labrador retriever guide dog Addison, loves American baseball and cheers for an assistive technology firm called Fedora Outlier, LLC!

This episode of Blink Season 2 is sponsored by the iOS Master Series.

Get inside and master your device at

Click to play the video…


Wild Card 4, We So Us

Posted in Blink, Podcasts, and VaShaun

Leaving a legacy behind that helps to shape the world is an amazingly noble cause.

Do you know the man or woman who invented the paper check?

How about a guy by the name of Steve Jobs?

Well, both of the individuals named above are super important to our history and both have left a legacy that will be talked about for years.

The biggest difference is one persons life is documented very well and the other wasn’t.

This could have been by choice or by happenstance, but either way if you want to leave a legacy you should document everything!

My legacy is to change the world of assistive technology teaching for the blind and deaf-blind and create a universe where our culture is remembered for being super, uber, amazingly great at whatever we choose to do in life!!!

What’s your legacy?

Get a load of this! WARNING! It’s only a tease to what’s to come!

Posted in Backstage Pass, Blink, Podcasts, and VaShaun

The first 6 weeks of Blink have been recorded, edited and about to be on display as Fedora works to change the world.

We really do know that the blind and deaf-blind have amazing talents and we want to display them.

Here’s a short teaser of the reality show

You can also register for my live tell all event tomorrow at 8 PM EDT. It’s called “Building A Dream With Elevators In It”

Get registered for both events at once and let’s change the world together!!

Here’s the link.

It’s only available to the first 1000 web listeners and 100 conference bridge attendees, so get registered for free.

Getter Done With Mr. Scott Smith

Posted in Podcasts, and VaShaun

Mr. Scott Smith is a man after my own heart, living in one of my favorite states in the US.

He fixes cars, teaches technology and has a bunch of kids around him everyday.

It was a pure joy to interview this guy.

I’m actually going to take him up on his offer to come pass the house, hang out with him, his wife and the kids.

BTW: His wife is on season 4 of the podcast called Blink. It will air live on Sunday August 2nd at 8PM.

We’ll be hiring 20 associates in the next six months. We’ll be making employment a reality for the blind and deaf-blind.

Get the details…tune in and let’s change the world together.