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What is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Last year, the U.S. celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act that was passed under President Bush in the early 1990s. Despite the fact that the law was hailed by many countries for providing some of the most robust protections for people with disabilities at the time, many Americans still do not understand exactly how disability is defined under the law. Ignorance of the ADA creates issues with compliance as well as with the ability of the disabled to understand how to request accommodations and what methods of resolution are open to them in the event of an access conflict.

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