ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) is the most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees people with disabilities the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life.

Under the ADA, you have a disability if you have at least one of the following: A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; A record of such an impairment; or You are regarded as having such an impairment.

Major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.

Important revisions to ADA include:

-Added ADHD as an example of a physical or mental impairment

-Added writing as a major life function