WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 5 - 15 - 3
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
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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