Major Life Activity
To be a disability covered by the ADA, an impairment must substantially limit one or more major life activities. A major life activity is an activity that an average person can perform with little or no difficulty.
Major life activities include, but are not limited to:
Caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, sitting, reaching, lifing, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communiating, interacting with others, and working; and
The operation of a major bodily function, including functions of the immune system, special sense organs and skin; normal cell growth; and digestive, genitourinary, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, cardiovascular, endocrine, hemic, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, and reproductive functions. The operation of a major bodily function includes the operation of an individual organ within a body system.