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The Entrepreneurship Game

In Canada, one in six people who are blind or visually impaired is self-employed, according to the 2018 International Levels of Employment Survey (ILES). Venture Zone Global is a mobile application developed by Canadian National Institute for the Blind as a component of CNIB’s programming for entrepreneurs. Your task in the game is to open a company to sell products and make a profit. Begin by deciding your funding source – the bank, friends, family. The game is fully accessible, with a good narrator that walks through how to play the game. Ahmat was able to play it but found the tutorial that is part of the game was a bit buggy, as did other reviewers. Free for Canadians, but costs .99 cents US for people from other countries, which is donated to the CNIB Foundation. Get the game, which is available in both English and French, here. There is also a walk through podcast for those with a Soundcloud account at Venture Zone podcast.
Creating Young Entrepreneurs Who Make Smart Business Decisions
Is opening a lemonade stand in winter a wise business decision? In National Braille Press’s book Lemonade in Winter, two young entrepreneurs find out. The book outlines the steps they took to open their business, and then follows up with a series of questions to help readers understand how to make a business successful. NBP also features tips on what young entrepreneurs need to learn and do before starting a venture from Jessica Beecham, a young entrepreneur who is blind. “Combine your passion with the right education and training”, learn what tools blind entrepreneurs use in their businesses; train for success in O&M, technology, independent living skills and learn braille for labeling and creating presentations; make health and fitness part of the daily routine. Find more about Lemonade tips here.