Major Life Activities and Functional Limitations Defined

Major life activity:

Examples of major life activities include walking, sitting, standing, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for oneself, and performing manual tasks.

Current functional limitation:

A substantial impairment in an individual's ability to function with respect to the condition, manner, or duration of a required major life activity.

Functional limitations on major life activities as a result of the physical or medical condition. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Limitations on functional activity such as walking, sitting, reaching, etc., should be as detailed as possible.
  • Fatigue
  • Ability to physically attend classes
  • Cognitive impact due to medical treatment