Pat Maher chats with DJ Patil, President Obama’s chief data scientist during the 2015 National Day of Civic Hacking. (

Pat Maher chats with DJ Patil, President Obama’s chief data scientist during the 2015 National Day of Civic Hacking.

 

If you are a person with a disability, you know all too well that “stuff happens” that can wreck your schedule. Your bowel routine runs long, your transportation is delayed, you spill coffee on your lap and need to change clothes, your caregiver doesn’t show … the list could go on, and the daily adventures seem endless. All these little adventures can make the prospect of holding down a full-time job seem out of reach. The traditional idea of working 9-to-5 in an office doesn’t offer the flexibility that our lives so often demand. But, what if you could have a job you liked, get paid well and work around your schedule? Thanks to advances in technology, more and more jobs like this are opening up, making the prospect of getting and keeping a fulfilling career more real than ever for people with disabilities.