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Q: Is Dwarfism considered a disability?

Dwarfism is a recognized condition under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Opinions vary within the dwarf community about whether or not this term applies to us. Certainly many short-statured people could be considered disabled as a result of conditions, mainly orthopedic, related to their type of Dwarfism. In addition, access issues and problems exist even for healthy LPs. Consider, for example, the simple fact that most adults with Achondroplasia cannot reach an automated teller machine, some gas pumps, pay phones, and ATM's.