A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having an impairment.
Essential Job Functions:
Fundamental job responsibilities which are a primary task of why the position exists.
An accommodation that constitutes an undue financial and administrative burden on the University, or it requires a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program.
Major life activity:
A key function of life such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, working and major bodily functions.
Qualified Individual with a Disability:
A “qualified” individual with a disability is one who satisfies the requisite skill, experience, education and other job related requirements of the position, AND can perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.
A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, an employment practice or the work environment that makes it possible for a qualified individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.
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