Different types of disability

What counts as a disability?

Of course, this is a very broad term. While it often brings to mind people in wheelchairs or those who are blind or deaf, there are many other types of disabilities.

A person is considered to have a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of their major life activities.

Keep in mind:

  • Many disabilities are not physical, and many are invisible.

  • Some of your current employees are probably living with a hidden disability. If your company can better support these employees, it can help them to be even more productive, and create a positive work environment for all employees.

  

Source: Americans with Disabilities Act

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