As used in this chapter:
The term "disability" means, with respect to an individual-
For purposes of paragraph (1), 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.
For purposes of paragraph (1), a major life activity 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.
For purposes of paragraph (1)(C):
The definition of "disability" in paragraph (1) shall be construed in accordance with the following:
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REFERENCES IN TEXTThis chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this Act", meaning Pub. L. 101-336, 104 Stat. 327, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under sectionof this title and Tables.The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, referred to in par. (4)(B), is Pub. L. 110-325, 122 Stat. 3553. Section 2 of the Act, relating to the findings and purposes of the Act, is set out as a note under section of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 2008 Amendment note under section of this title and Tables.
AMENDMENTS2008- Pub. L. 110-325 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section consisted of pars. (1) to (3) defining for purposes of this chapter "auxiliary aids and services", "disability", and "State".
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2008 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 110-325 effective Jan. 1, 2009, see section 8 of Pub. L. 110-325 set out as a note under sectionof Title 29, Labor.