What is a Disability?

Current and prospective University of Minnesota students with disability or health conditions may be eligible for accommodations. A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (including, but not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, working, and operation of a major bodily function).  ADA 1990; ADAAA 2008