Student Disability Services

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) has a three-part definition of disability that reflects the specific types of discrimination experienced by people with disabilities.

Under the ADA, an individual with a disability is a person who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
  • Has a record of such an impairment OR
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment.

The Americans with Disabilities Act covers all persons with disabilities in the United States, whether or not they are citizens and without regard to racial or ethnic origin.