Join us as we highlight and empower our seniors, deaf, hard-of-hearing and disabled community members at the 2017 Wonder Women Tech STEAM Camps in Long Beach, California.


  • Cutting edge information on adaptive technologies
  • Interactive Panels
  • Career Development and Skills Workshops
  • Interpreters and Closed-Captioning programming throughout conference

Our STEAM Camps is free for Seniors 65+, people with disabilities, deaf and hard-of-hearing.


Who is an "individual with a disability?"

Under the ADA, an individual with a disability is a person who has:


1. a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
2. a record of such an impairment; or
3. is regarded as having such an impairment.

What is a physical or mental impairment?

A physical impairment is defined by the ADA as: “any physiological disorder, or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body system: neurological, musculoskeletal, special sense organs, respiratory (including speech organs), cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, genito-urinary, hemic and lymphatic, skin, and endocrine.”


A mental impairment is defined by the ADA as: “any mental or psychological disorder, such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.”

What is not considered a physical or mental impairment?

Homosexuality and bisexuality are not impairments and therefore are not disabilities covered by the ADA. “Disability” does not include transvestitism, transsexualism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments, or other sexual behavior disorders; compulsive gambling, kleptomania, or pyromania; or psychoactive substance use disorders resulting from current illegal use of drugs.


Simple physical characteristics, such as eye or hair color, left-handedness, or height or weight within a normal range are not impairments. Similarly, personality traits such as poor judgment, quick tempter or irresponsible behavior, are not themselves impairments. Environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantages, such as lack of education or a prison record are not impairments.


A person who currently illegally uses drugs is not protected by the ADA.

What does "substantially limits a major life activity" mean?

For a disability to be covered by the ADA, an impairment must substantially limit one or more major life activities. These are activities that an average person can perform with little or no difficulty, including: walking, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, seeking, hearing, learning, caring for oneself, working, sitting, standing, lifting, and reading.


An impairment is only a “disability” under the ADA if it substantially limits one or more major life activities. An individual must be unable to perform, or be significantly limited in the ability to perform an activity compared to an average person in the general population. Three factors to consider in determining whether a person’s impairment substantially limits a major life activity are:


1. its nature and severity
2. how long it will last or is expected to last
3. its permanent or long term impact, or expected impact.


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