ADA Definition


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines disability as:

Major life activities include caring for oneself, walking, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, sleeping, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, breathing, learning and working.

Disability under the ADA can include hidden disabilities such as learning disabilities or psychological impairments.



A person may be qualified for an ADA accommodation without qualifying for a disability exemption for a Department program.


The ADA has different standards for determining disability than the standards used to determine Department exemption eligibility.


ADA Policy and Procedures


  Last Update: April 24, 2015