The Act defines the terms "physically disabled," "learning disability," and "mental disability."
Physically disabled. An individual who is “physically disabled” is any individual with a chronic physical handicap, infirmity, or impairment, whether congenital or resulting from bodily injury, organic processes or changes, or from illness, such as epilepsy, deafness or hearing impairment. Reliance on a wheelchair or other remedial device also is included in the definition.
Learning disability. A “learning disability” refers to an individual who exhibits a severe discrepancy between educational performance and measured intellectual ability and who also shows a disorder in understanding or in using spoken or written language or doing mathematical calculations.
Mental disability. "Mental disability” refers to an individual who has a record of having one or more mental disorders, or is regarded as having one or more mental disorders defined by the American Psychiatric Association.