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Many larger companies have "equal opportunity" policies for employment and ask if you are Aboriginal, handicap, disabled (I've seen some include women in this list). I have been diagnosed with dyslexia by a psychiatrist and this technically is a learning disability, which is a sub class of disabilities. Should I be selecting the "disabled" option in applications? I'm a little embarrassed about it. At school I do get special accommodations for this. Obviously this is not apparent about me. Come to think of it, what exactly are they looking for when they ask about disabilities? Is that if a person is blind/deaf? In such a case wouldn't they be applying for particular positions anyways?
This position would be in Canada.