Definition of Disability

According to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), the term “disability” means, with respect to an individual,

(A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual;
(B) a record of such an impairment; or
(C) being regarded as having such an impairment.

Major life activities include, but are not limited to, learning, speaking, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, working or the ability to care for oneself. Under the protection of the ADA, a disabled person is ensured equal opportunity to fully participate in postsecondary education.

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