A person is an individual with a disability under the ADA when he or she:
- has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities*
- has a record of a substantially limiting impairment
- is regarded as having a substantially limiting impairment.
*Major life activities are basic activities that the average person can perform with little or no difficulty, such as walking, sitting, standing, lifting, reaching, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, eating, sleeping, performing manual tasks, caring for oneself, learning, thinking, concentrating, interacting with others, and working.