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A List of Disabilities

Q: Does the ADA have a full list of all the conditions that are covered under the act?

A: No, an individual with a disability is defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as someone who has "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment." Many conditions could fall under this, and the ADA intended for “disability” to be a legal term rather than a medical term. As a result, there is no official list but only ones that give examples of likely disabilities.


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