Supports (both physical and otherwise) which are in use by persons with disabilities. Examples include but are not limited to: wheelchairs, TTY services, brail coding, text to speech software).
Disability: Any degree of physical disability, infirmity, malformation or disfigurement that is caused by bodily injury, birth defect or illness and, without limiting the generality forgoing, include diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, brain injury, any degree of amputation, lack of physical coordination, blindness or visual impediment, physical reliance on a service animal, wheelchair or other appliance or device. A condition of mental impairment or developmental disability. A learning disability or a dysfunction in one or more of the processes involved in understanding or using symbols or spoken language. A mental disorder. An injury or disability for which benefits were claimed or received under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board plan. Includes disabilities of different severity, visible as well as non-visible, including effects which may be permanent, temporary or transient in nature.
Service Animals: Any animal including dogs, which have specifically been trained for the purpose of being an assistance device to a person with a disability.
Support Person: Any person who accompanies a person with a disability, in order to help with various barriers (example: communication barriers, physical barriers), medical needs or with access to goods or services. Support Persons may be trained Personal Support Workers, family members, friends or any other individual acting in that role.