June 5, 2020
Welcome to the Friday Highlight.
We know that 2020 has been a stressful year for employers, employees, and job seekers. And it’s been especially challenging for people with disabilities.
So each Friday, we’ll be bringing you a snapshot of something we’ve found useful or motivating. Whether it’s a tip for how to stay on top of work, or something to take your mind off the news, we hope these highlights will be a positive and helpful way to round off your week.
Some people with disabilities were working from home long before the coronavirus emerged. For others, working from home is still new. But regardless of when they started, people with certain disabilities may feel particularly uncomfortable about going back to work when things open up.
For example, some people are immunocompromised, which makes it risky for them to be in close proximity to others until things are safer. Other people have disabilities that make face masks a challenge. And people who are blind or who have low vision might be concerned about social distancing. (To further complicate things, people with disabilities have been more likely to lose their jobs during the pandemic.)
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Everyone—especially people with disabilities—may be working at home more than before for the foreseeable future. But staying healthy at home can be a challenge, both mentally and physically. Thankfully, there are ways to make the experience better.
This week, we highlight a roundup from Abilities.com.
If you’re at home, they’ve got some ideas to help you stay healthy and entertained. The list includes:
For example, here’s a short cardio routine from Adapt to Perform (Ben Clark). The only equipment you need is a pole, like a broomstick.
Visit Abilities.com for more resources to help you stay healthy at home.
And if you can, try to take some time—even if it’s only a few minutes—for your own physical and mental well-being.