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what is a disability?

a person with a disability may have:

  • a physical or psychological condition which substantially limits one of his/her major life activities (including walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, learning and working).
  • a record of such impairment

disabilities include but may not be limited to:

  • physical disabilities (e.g. muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy)
  • learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia, language disorders, dyscalculia)
  • psychological/psychiatric (e.g. depression, anxiety, bipolar)
  • temporary conditions (e.g. pregnancy, personal injuries)
  • deaf/hard of hearing
  • visual impaired/legally blind/blind