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What does being disabled mean?

Ruth White, MPH
Social Work
According to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual with a disability is a person who meets one of the following conditions:
  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Has a record of such an impairment
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment
The ADA specifies that a qualified employee or applicant with a disability is an individual who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job in question.
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