Disability Legal Terms Glossary

Demystifying disability law: Essential terms for understanding rights and protections.

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  • ADA Compliancedherence to the requirements set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding accessibility and non-discrimination.

  • Disability discriminationUnlawful differential treatment toward individuals based on their physical, mental, or cognitive impairments.

  • Disability harassmentHostile or offensive conduct directed at individuals with disabilities, creating a hostile work environment or denying equal access to services.

  • Disability RightsLegal protections and advocacy efforts aimed at promoting the rights and dignity of individuals with disabilities.

  • Reasonable accommodationModification or adjustment made by an employer, educational institution, or public entity to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions or access services.