Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD)

Modification required to work environment of person with a disability, status

Modification required to work environment refers to one or more modifications to the work environment required by a person with special needs. These modifications are made to help a person in the labour force to perform his or her current or future duties.

Person with disability refers to a person whose daily activities are limited according to a prescribed level of difficulty with particular tasks due to a long-term condition or health problem lasting, or expected to last, for a specific period of time.

In the Canadian Survey on Disability, "Disability Screening Questions" (DSQ) are used to evaluate the presence and severity of ten (10) distinct types of disabilities related to a health problem or condition that has lasted or is expected to last for six months or more (the only exception to this is for developmental disabilities where a person is considered to be disabled if the respondent has been diagnosed with this condition). Screening questions emphasize consistency of measurement across disability types. The questions address the following ten (10) disability types: seeing, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/psychological and memory. Respondents may report and therefore be classified as having more than one disability type.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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