What does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) consider to be a “disability”?

The ADA defines disability as:

A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual.

These 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 all body systems as well as the immune system, neurological, and brain functions.

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