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Definition of a Disability
Ohio University recognizes the spirit and the letter of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Therefore, in compliance with this federal law, no qualified individual with a disability shall be discriminated against or excluded from: consideration for employment; participation in or the benefits of the services, programs or activities of Ohio University.
An individual with a disability is defined as an individual who:
- has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one (1) or more major life activities;
- has a record of such impairment;
- is regarded as having such an impairment.
Examples of individuals who are covered under this definition include:
- individuals with permanent vision or hearing loss;
- individuals with mobility impairments;
- individuals with mental or psychological disorders including intellectual disability;
- individuals with cosmetic disfigurements;
- individuals with serious contagious and non-contagious diseases such as AIDS, cancer, or epilepsy.
Generally, individuals who have temporary limitations are not considered to have a disability under the ADA.
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