"[T]he Supreme Court last week further refined an answer to the
academic question, 'What is a disability?' The Court said that if
a disability can be corrected or mitigated, employers can conclude
that an impairment does not amount to a 'substantial limitation.'
"This is something of a revelation. I have a job. I have a
family. I travel all over the world. By this definition the fact
that I use a wheelchair to mitigate my paraplegia suggests that I
am not disabled.
"Someone should tell the doctors working on a cure for spinal
cord injury they are wasting their time. The Supreme Court just
beat them to it."


-- John Hockenberry, in op-ed column in The New York Times, June
29, 1999

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