The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees certain democratic rights to all persons and prohibits discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability.In several cases, Canadian courts have emphasized that accommodation is an essential means of ensuring the equal participation of all persons in all sectors of Canadian society.This list of forms is not legal advice and is provided only for reference purposes.
With regard to a disabled tenant or disabled applicants reasonable accommodation request, the owner or manager of the apartment complex can request verification that the tenant or applicant is disabled and needs the requested accommodation to use and enjoy the apartment or community.
However, the owner or manager cannot request information about the nature, extent, or severity of a persons disability.
Some of these state laws may apply to smaller employers and may provide protections in addition to those available under the ADA. This document, which is one of a series of question-and-answer documents addressing particular disabilities in the workplace, An intellectual disability (formerly termed mental retardation) is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior that affect many everyday social and practical skills.
An individual is generally diagnosed as having an intellectual disability when: (1) the person's intellectual functioning level (IQ) is below 70-75; (2) the person has significant limitations in adaptive skill areas as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical skills; and (3) the disability originated before the age of 18.
The apartment complex has a no pets policy, but the blind applicant qualifies for the one bedroom unit.