What is a Disability - Town of Gravenhurst

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What is a Disability

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) 2005 uses the same definition of “disability” as the Ontario Human Rights Code, which includes visible and non-visible disabilities.

When we think of disabilities, we think of people with visible disabilities such as those who use wheelchairs or walk with a cane. Disabilities, however, come in many forms and are often non-visible. Non-visible disabilities may include multiple chemical sensitivities, limited hearing abilities, intellectual, developmental, learning and mental health disabilities.

If you have a disability, or are concerned about the needs and care of disabled people in your family or community, you may find helpful information posted on our Accessibility Resources page.