Participation and Activity Limitation Survey 2006: Facts on Seeing Limitations

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by Shannon Brennan and Melissa Sleightholm

The Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) is a national survey funded by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) and conducted by Statistics Canada designed to collect information on adults and children who have an activity limitation, that is, whose everyday activities are limited because of a condition or health problem.

The following fact sheet is a profile of Canadians 15 years of age and older, who reported having a seeing limitation. It is important to note that this includes people who are legally blind, have low vision or have milder seeing conditions.  This fact sheet examines the areas of education, employment, computer usage, aids and assistive devices, and transportation.