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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

According to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, individuals with a disability are “persons with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits major life activities…Major life activities include: caring for one’s self, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, working, performing manual tasks and learning.”

Disability: A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities.

Major Life Activities: Include, but are not limited to: caring for oneself, speaking, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing and learning.

Substantially Limit: Unable to perform or significantly restricted as compared to persons without such disability.

A Person with a Disability: Has such a physical or mental impairment, has a record of such impairment and/or is regarded as having such impairment.

Reasonable Accommodations: Those which do not result in a significant alteration of the position, program or activity or incur undue financial and administrative burdens.

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws: www.ada.gov/cguide.htm