§5-15-3. Definitions

Published: 2015

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WVC 5 - 15 - 3

§5-15-3. Definitions.

For the purpose of this article:

(a) A "person who is blind" means a person whose central

visual acuity does not exceed twenty/two hundred in the better eye

with correcting lenses, or whose visual acuity is greater than

twenty/two hundred but is occasioned by a limitation in the fields

of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field

subtends an angle no greater than twenty degrees.

(b) A "person with a disability" means any person who has a

physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more

of the major life activities of the individual; who has a record of

such an impairment or who is regarded as having such an impairment.

(c) A "service animal" means any guide dog, signal dog or

other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for

the benefit of an individual with a disability, including, but not

limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting

individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing

minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair or fetching

dropped items.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session

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