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Written by attorney Eric Kenneth Bachman | Jul 31, 2017

How do I know if I have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

The question of whether you have a disability is generally going to be a very fact specific inquiry. The court is going to look into the unique circumstances of your case. What they’re mainly looking for is: do you have a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. For example, do you have an impairment that impairs your seeing, your hearing, or your speaking? If that’s the case, then that may ultimately qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disability Act. Common examples of what have been found to be a disability include, let’s say, Epilepsy, HIV status, or cancer.

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Facts about the Americans with Disabilities Act: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/fs-ada.cfm

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