Employers were generally aware of respondents’ disabilities. However, those who also belonged to other equity-deserving groups were more likely to have stated that their employer was not aware of their disability.
Half of respondents stated that they require some form of workplace accommodation. The most common accommodations required were:
- Modified job tasks
- Modified hours or days
- Reduced work hours
- Human support
- Ability to work from home
Most respondents reported that they have asked for accommodations from their employers. However, those who identified as Indigenous or as a visible minority were less likely to report having asked their employer for an accommodation.
Among all respondents, the main reasons reported for not discussing accommodations with an employer were:
- Discomfort in raising these issues with employers
- Discomfort in talking to an employer
- Lack of perceived openness or understanding by the employer
- Not wanting to cause difficulty
Most respondents reported receiving the accommodations they needed though those with both cognitive and physical disabilities were less likely than those with solely cognitive or physical disabilities to have received the accommodations they needed. Marginalized groups were less likely to have received required accommodations.
The main reason respondents stated that they did not receive accommodations were:
- The employer or supervisor refused their request
- The employer was unaware of the required accommodations
- Nature of their work
- Cost of the accommodation