Definitions of Individuals with a Disability
Individual with a Disability
An individual with a disability means a person who, generally,
- has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of his or her major life activities
- has a record of such impairment or
- is regarded as having such an impairment.
An individual with a disability is substantially limited if he or she is unable to perform a major life activity that the average person in the general population can perform or is significantly restricted as to the condition, manner or duration under which a person can perform a particular major life activity as compared to the condition, manner or duration under which the average person could perform the same activity.
Qualified Individual with a Disability
A qualified individual with a disability means an individual with a disability as defined above who meets the requisite skill, experience, education and other job-related requirements for a particular job and is capable of performing that job, with or without, reasonable accommodation for his or her disability.