Disabilities Defined

What is a disability?

A disability may be generally defined as a condition which may restrict a person's mental, sensory or mobility functions to undertake or perform a task in the same way as a person who does not have a disability.

Did you know?

Disabilities are both visible and invisible and cover a huge spectrum of conditions ranging from arthritis and depression to physical and developmental challenges. You probably already work with or accommodate a person with some sort of a disability in your organization and never thought that they had a disability, by the definition of it.

Information on Disabilities and Disabling Conditions

Whether you are supporting an existing employee or getting ready for an employee with a disability, you can prepare your managers with the information and resources needed to accommodate the workplace. The WORX has compiled a broad list of possible causes of disabilities, complete with great tips for employers on accommodations.

Possible Causes of Disabilities and Tips: