Am I covered under the ADA if I am elderly?
Q: As an older person, am I covered under the ADA if I am elderly?
A: Being elderly in itself does not warrant protections under the ADA. However, as a person ages, they can experience changes in how they walk, see, and hear. They can also develop chronic conditions, such as diabetes or arthritis. All of these can create challenges when working, accessing goods and services, or simply walking. The ADA is meant to protect and ensure equal access for people whether they are born with a disability or have acquired one because of an accident or aging.
For more information, read Know Your Rights! The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) & Older People.