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Working at home not as exciting as you thought it would be? Have a seat, get cozy by the fire, and tune in to hear stories and lessons learned by folks working and living in Remote Space. With host Doug Thomas you’ll hea
4/22/2021

Mental Health Comes Into Focus

Ep. 23
Over the past year as the global workforce largely shifted to working remotely, our work-life balance was thrown for a loop. But one silver lining of the complications of working from home 24/7 and all the confusion and uncertainty caused by the pandemicis that it has led to a spotlight on both our mental health and issues of accessibility.On today's episode, Doug speaks with Megan Lawrence, Microsoft's Accessibility Evangelist who spends her days working to ensure that everybody has the tools they need to excel at their jobs. Doug and Megan speak about how there's been a paradigm shift in how those in the workforce discuss their mental health andways that the workplace is evolving to become more accommodating, and the upcoming Ability Summit all are welcomed to.LinksMeghan Lawrence's LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/meganlawrence55/Doug Thomas' LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-k-thomas/Ability Summit:https://abilitysummit.eventcore.com/Office Accessibility Center:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/ecab0fcf-d143-4fe8-a2ff-6cd596bddc6Dictate feature in Microsoft 365:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/eab203e1-d030-43c1-84ef-999b0b9675feTurn off notifications--distractions--in Outlook:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/turn-new-message-alert-pop-up-on-or-off-9940c70e-b306-442e-a856-d94b20318481In Outlook, how to end meetings early or start late:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/end-meetings-early-or-start-late-ebb4c4c9-6992-4ea7-9772-8b5883df8500Author Kenji Yoshino on Covering:http://kenjiyoshino.com/KY/covering/