Disability is a broad term that includes motor and sensory
limitations as well as those resulting from chronic illnesses. The American
with Disability Act (ADA) defines a “disability” as a physical or mental
impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as
walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.
Disabilities can be classified into two basic groups:
physical disabilities – mobility impaired,
visually impaired, or hearing impaired.
disabilities - heart disease, diabetes, asthma,
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, psychological disorders, epilepsy, Acquired Brain
Injuries (ABI), HIV and AIDS. Included in the hidden disability family are two
more categories of disability: specific learning disabilities (LD) and Attention
Deficit Disorders (ADD).
As post secondary institutions become more accessible both
physically and academically, greater numbers of persons with disabilities will
take advantage of the opportunities formerly unavailable to them. At that
point, campuses such as LCSC may see higher numbers among our student body to