Enhancing Opportunities in Science and Technology Related Fields
Currently, the science and technology sectors of the economy are responsible for the creation of the vast majority of new jobs in Canada. Persons with disabilities are under-represented within science and technology-related programs of study in post-secondary education. Anecdotal evidence indicates that, while a significant fraction of students with disabilities would like to pursue careers in science and technology, a number of barriers combine to prevent them from doing so. Thus, persons with disabilities are under-represented in the basic physical and life sciences and technology fields in the workforce.