Frequently Asked Questions

Which disabilities are covered under the rule? Is there a list of approved disabilities?

Equal Employment Opportunity

There is no list of “approved” disabilities under the Equal Employment Opportunity regulations. 

Examples of disabilities, as listed in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulations implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, include, but are not limited to, blindness, deafness, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy, HIV/AIDS, schizophrenia, muscular dystrophy, bipolar disorder, major depression, multiple sclerosis, missing limbs or partially missing limbs, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair, and intellectual disability.  These are merely examples; however, sponsors may refer to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s disability discriminationpage for additional information.

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