A person is considered to have a disability if the person
- Has a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities include, but are not limited to self-care, manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working
- Has a record of a substantially limiting condition
- Is regarded as substantially limited
An institution is required to be prepared to make reasonable academic adjustments and accommodations to allow students with disabilities full participation in the same programs and activities available to students without disabilities.
With relation to a university setting, a qualified person with a disability is one who meets the academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in the institution’s educational programs or activities.
Visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website on the ADA for more information.