PSYC 4120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Invisible Disability, Visual Impairment

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Accommodation: the specialized design of products, environments, and individualized strategies, which are uniquely adapted to an identified limitation for the purpose of ensuring access. Most common types of disability vary with age. For canadians between the ages of 15 to 24, mental/ psychological disabilities were the most commonly reported type of disability were the most commonly reported type of disability. Among those aged 45 to 64, the most commonly reported disabilities were pain, flexibility, and mobility. Seniors reported these same types of disabilities but at higher rates. Hearing and memory disabilities were also more prevalent among seniors: family members are primary caregivers for persons with. Disabilities: for canadians with disabilities who did not live alone, almost. 80% reported they received help for everyday activities from family members. Canadians with disabilities who lived alone, 56% reported that they received help with everyday activities from family members. Significant help was also received from friends, neighbours, and volunteers.

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