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Who is protected under the ADA?

Any individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity; has a record of having such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment is protected by the ADA. Major life activities can include, but are not limited to, walking, hearing, seeing, breathing, etc.

If you have more questions about this or if you need to know more about something else under the ADA, please contact the Northeast ADA Center at 1.800.949.4232, by email at or by submitting a question through our website.


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