The Definition of Disability

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How is “disabled” defined? Or to be precise, how is a person deemed as having a “disability”?

Depending on who you ask, the definition will differ. According to the National Network for Information, Guidance & Training on the Americans with Disabilities Act, “The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.”

Learn more about disability and the ADA