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Disability Resource Center

Disability Definitions

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA - The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability; in employment (Title I), 2) by state and local government entities (Title II); and 3) by places of public accommodation (Title III).

According to the ADA

The term "disability" means, with respect to an individual

  1. a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual;
  2. a record of such an impairment; or
  3. being regarded as having such an impairment.

Types of Disabilities

Disability Resource Center

Building 1600, Room 1615
Phone: 925.424.1510
Fax: 925.424.1515

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