Creating a fairer Britain
The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.
This is the control you have over your body and includes hand–eye coordination. You should consider whether carrying out more than one activity at the same time is challenging. For example, is it difficult to walk and use your hands at the same time?
Examples of having a substantial adverse effect include finding it difficult to pour liquid from one container to another or to put food in your mouth without unusual concentration or assistance.
However, if you are simply a bit clumsy or can’t catch a ball, and this is the only effect of your impairment, it is unlikely that this would be considered as having a substantial adverse effect.