The causes and consequences of field-ofstudy mismatch: An analysis using piaac
Workplace accommodations such as flexible work schedules or workstation modifications can play an important role in creating an inclusive and accessible work environment for many employees with disabilities. This fact sheet presents findings from the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD) on requirements and access to workplace accommodations for employees with disabilities aged 25 to 64 years. It explores: the different types and number of accommodations commonly required in the workplace; whether those needs were met; and, the reasons why, in some instances, needs for accommodations went unmet. The key findings are: Of employees with disabilities aged 25 to 64 years, more than 1 in 3 (37%) required at least one workplace accommodation to be able to work. This represented just over 772,000 Canadians. The most commonly required type of workplace accommodations were flexible work arrangements (27%), workstation modifications (15%), and human or technical supports (6%). Employees with “more severe” disabilities (62%) were twice as likely to require workplace accommodations compared to those with “less severe” disabilities (29%). Of those who required workplace accommodations: 59% had all of their needs met, 19% had some of their needs met, and 21% had none of their needs met. The more workplace accommodations required, the less likely all needs were met. Of those who required only one accommodation, 75% had their need met; however, this drops to 36% when they required three or more. Of those with at least one unmet need for workplace accommodations: 69% said that they did not make the request for them to their employer or supervisor. Of these, 36% said their employer or supervisor was already aware they needed them. Of those with at least one unmet need for workplace accommodations: 25% said they did make a request for them to their employer or supervisor. However, 40% were refused their request.