Joint Hypermobility Handbook: A Guide for the Issues & Management of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type and the Hypermobility Syndrome. Tinkle BD, ed., Greens Fork, IN: Left Paw Press, LLC, 2010 Jul; :189-192
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was enacted to prevent discrimination and enable individuals with disabilities to fully participate in all aspect of life including having equal employment opportunities. The ADA applies to individuals who have a physical or mental impairment that would substantially limit one or more life activity. The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 expands the definition of major life activity to include, but is not limited to: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. Individuals with joint hypermobility, due to their unique physical constraints, may find that they are at a disadvantage in the performance of certain job tasks. If that is the case, the individual may request that their employer make an adjustment, modification or "reasonable accommodation" to enable the employee to perform the task more easily.