Over 90 percent of employed women with disabilities are clerical workers, according to a recent study by the Coalition of Provincial Organizations of the Handicapped (COPOH).
Says a COPOH study on accommodation, "Legislation which does not enforce accommodation renders the rights of people with disabilities into nothing more than hollow platitudes."
COPOH found out about a year later that their US counterpart, the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, had organized at approximately the same time.
COPOH notes that "by the early 20th century, charitable organizations and rehabilitation services began to emerge, primarily to care for crippled children and war veterans." The second World War and the polio epidemic would have been an impetus for the formation of many such "good works" groups, run by non-disabled persons fro disabled persons.