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A disability. The term is sometimes considered derogatory. In the United States, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 used the word "handicap" to refer to a disability, while the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 used the word "disability" on the assumption that it had the same definition as "handicap." Courts interpreted this differently and applied a higher standard to the definition of "disability." Congress changed this with the passage of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, which declared the two words to have the same meaning.
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The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of a handicap.A handicap has been defined as having the same meaning as disability. Persons with disabilities are persons with mental or physical impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities. The term mental or physical impairment may include conditions such as blindness, hearing impairment, mobility impairment, HIV infection, mental retardation, alcoholism, drug addiction, chronic fatigue, learning disability, head injury, and mental illness.The term major life activity may include seeing, hearing, walking, breathing, performing manual tasks, caring for one's self, learning, speaking, or working.The Fair Housing Act also protects persons who have a record of such an impairment or are regarded as having such an impairment.

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He scored off the same handicap mark at Beverley in June and could get his head back in front.
L'article Repenser les concepts lies au handicap est apparu en premier sur ALBAYANE .
The Best Nett Overall was achieved by Kenny with handicap 13 and nett 70, and the Best Gross Overall by Joko Kona with handicap 8 and gross 76.
"We want to make it more attractive to golfers to obtain a handicap and strip away some of the complexity and variation which can be off-putting for newcomers," said Martin Slumbers, chief executive of The R&A, in a joint statement with the USGA.
I've learned that these are well-meaning, responsible citizens but [they] don't understand the legal meaning of handicap, in this context.
Yet abortion advocates think that the majority of people with handicaps can't do anything.
Continuous Handicap |Review: To assist with this process there will now be a computer generated report which highlights those players with seven consecutive 0.1 increases.
Third place went to William Welsh (course handicap 20) and Danny Renihan (course handicap 17), with a team handicap of 18 with 36 stableford points.
Selon Leo Goupil Barbier, chef de projet regional [beaucoup moins que] Lead [beaucoup plus grand que], ce concept vise [beaucoup moins que] a etudier les conditions de vie des personnes en situation de handicap, de 15 a 45 ans, dans la wilaya d'Alger en identifiants les facilitateurs et les obstacles dans le processus d'inclusion sociale dans differents domaines tels que la sante, l'education et l'emploi [beaucoup plus grand que].
Runner-up was Paul Armitage who returned a net score of 68 playing off a 23 handicap, and in third place was the 2011 Champion, Chris Thorne, who scored a net 69 off a 19 handicap.
Behavioral self-handicaps versus self-reported handicaps: A conceptual note.
Being overweight, lazy, over 40, or inconsiderate are not handicaps. It is rude, selfish and extremely inconsiderate to take those spaces reserved for those who truly deserve or need them.