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Do I have a disability?

Do I have a disability?


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At Getting Hired, we support all job seekers with disabilities in finding a job in the United States. Every day, our dedicated Account Management team helps our inclusive employers build diverse workforces.

There are 1 in 5 individuals that have a disability within the United States with 3.5 million veteran’s ages 21-64 reporting having a disability. At Getting Hired, we are often asked by job seekers if they qualify as having a disability because they’d like to leverage our website as a career resource.

Due to this frequently asked question, we created this blog to help you understand if you qualify to be a Getting Hired job seeker.

How is having a disability defined at Getting Hired?

It’s important for job seekers to know that Getting Hired follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) definition of a disability and in the context of the ADA, "disability" is a legal term and not a medical one.

By definition, the ADA states an individual with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.

What disabilities are included in the ADA?

To help provide additional context, we recapped a list identified by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). It’s important to note, this list does not include all disabilities and is just meant to be a guide due to frequently asked questions about our website.

AIDS/HIV

Allergies

Alzheimer’s Disease

Amputation

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)/Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Anxiety Disorders

Arthritis

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Auditory Processing Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Bladder Impairments

Brain Injuries

Cancer

Cerebral Palsy

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Pain

Cognitive Impairment (Intellectual)

Color Vision Deficiency (Color Blind)

Deafness or Hard of Hearing

Depression

Developmental Disabilities

Diabetes

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Epilepsy

Fibromyalgia

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Glaucoma

Heart Conditions

Hearing Loss

Hepatitis

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Huntington’s Disease

Kidney Diseases

Learning Disabilities

Lyme Disease

Liver Disease

Lupus

Mental Health Impairments

Migraine Headaches

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Muscular Dystrophy

Parkinson’s Disease

Personality Disorders

Physical Disabilities

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Pregnancy

Psychiatric Impairments

Quadriplegia

Sickle Cell Anemia

Skin Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Speech-Language Impairments

Spina Bifida

Spinal Cord Injuries

Stroke

Stuttering

Thyroid Disorders

Wheelchair Use

If you do not see your disability on this list, please contact our team as we’d be happy to clarify any questions and grow our list of disabilities to help other job seekers.

I have a disability, now what?

If you’re looking for a career, create an account on our website to begin your job search with our 150+ inclusive employers who are currently hiring nationwide.

If you already have a job and are looking for reasonable accommodation information, our partner Job Accommodation Network, has a great overview of accommodations by disability if you’re looking for guidance.

For more information in understanding if you have a disability, please feel free to reach out to our team at anytime!

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