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Am I covered under the ADA if I am elderly?

A: Being elderly in itself does not warrant protections under the ADA. As a person ages they can begin to experience changes in how they walk, see, and hear as well as develop chronic conditions such as diabetes or arthritis. All of these can bring about challenges to individuals in how a person works, accesses goods and services, or simply ambulate within their communities. The ADA is meant to protect and ensure equal access for people whether born with a disability or have acquired one because of accident or aging. You can go here to find more information about the ADA and aging.

 


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