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Name: Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (PL 110-325 (S 3406)).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Disabled workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2008-09-25
Entry into force:
ISN: USA-2008-L-81834
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (consulted on 2009-08-05)
Abstract/Citation: Clarifies and reiterates who is covered by the law's civil rights protections. The Act revises the definition of "disability" to more broadly encompass impairments that substantially limit a major life activity. The amended language also states that mitigating measures, including assistive devices, auxiliary aids, accommodations, medical therapies and supplies (other then eyeglasses and contact lenses) have no bearing in determining whether a disability qualifies under the law. Changes also clarify coverage of impairments that are episodic or in remission that substantially limit a major life activity when active, such as epilepsy or post traumatic stress disorder.
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