Major life activity

A major life activity is something significant that a person does in their day-to-day life. The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) describes a major life activity as follows:

Major life activities include, but are 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…it also includes the operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.

The ADAAA does not provide an exhaustive list, but it does offer quite a few examples.

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