Disabled Person Law and Legal Definition

A disabled person refers to a person who is unable to ensure by himself or herself, wholly or partly, the necessities of a normal individual and/or social life, as a result of deficiency, either congenital or not, in his or her physical or mental capabilities.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act a disabled person is one who:

a. has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of his or her major life activities;

b. has a record of such impairment; or

c. is regarded as having such impairment.