"Disability" Under ADA

Reference Number: MTAS-1051
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: February 14, 2019
Print This PagePrint This PageSend by EmailSend by EmailPDF versionPDF version

The ADA law defines a current disability as a medical condition or disorder referred to as an” impairment” that substantially limits one or more major life activities. For an impairment to rise to the level of a disability under ADA, it must substantially limit a major life activity. An impairment alone is not automatically a disability.

An “individual with a disability” is an individual who:

  • has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a “major life activity,” or;
  • has a record of such an impairment, or;
  • is regarded as having such impairment.

 

Have Questions?

Search Our Site

Use our comprehensive search tool to find out more information about your topic.