New ADA Rules Broaden Definition of 'Disability'

Despite the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act more than two decades ago, many disabled workers have found it difficult to get their employers to agree to and pay for changes that would help them be more productive.

That's because, historically, the definition of what it means to be disabled has been interpreted narrowly, giving business an upper hand in determining what is or isn't a disability -- and whether accommodations are needed.