Definition of Disability

What is the definition of a “Disabiltiy”?

I sometimes wonder this based on what others perceive and what I ask myself. I have a number of issues but do not consider them disabilities but challenges. Why should something that sounds like something hard and almost negative stop anyone. From my perspective it should not.

So, What is the definition of a disability?

According to the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 signed into law by George H. W. Bush which falls under Title 42 Chapter 126 Sec. 12102. The definition of a disability is as follows:

a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual

Title 42 Chapter 126 Sec. 12102

But, I had many question on definitions of other words that deal with challenges and disabilities. The ADA National Network has a great list of definitions and very well done.

Here is a great video, although done in 2010, still has great information.

What are your questions regarding the ADA? What resources do you use do have that would help others? What is your thoughts about the ADA in 2019?

Here is the video I mentioned:

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Jason Schmerer

I have 5 plus years’ experience in continuous improvement and analytics and enjoy helping others, connecting dots, and working with various kinds of both qualitative and quantitative data.

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