Definition of Disability Under the ADA: A Practical Overview and Update

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Employment and Disability Institute Collection

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Sheila D Duston; Susanne M Bruyere
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This brochure on definition of disability under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of a series on human resources practices and workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities edited by Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, SPHR, Director, Program on Employment and Disability, School of Industrial and Labor Relations – Extension Division, Cornell University.An earlier version of this report from 2000 can be found here: