The ADA defines an individual with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a “major life activity”; has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment. “Major life activities” include functions such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. A “qualified” individual with a disability is one who meets the essential eligibility requirements for the exam. The Board will consider a request for testing accommodation from a qualified applicant who has taken the exam previously without a testing accommodation if the documentation requirements are met.
Individuals with temporary conditions such as pregnancy, sprains or fractures, which are not disabilities as defined by the ADA, are not eligible for testing accommodations.