Disability, general is an umbrella term that refers to any number of different mental, physical, emotional, cognitive, sensory or developmental conditions. A disability typically affects one or more major life activities such as seeing, hearing, writing, walking, memory, or processing information. However, the term disability is not always supported or used due to growing controversy. Advocacy groups for many conditions or people affected by those conditions may reject the label of "disabled" or may not consider their condition a disability for any number of reasons. Although these terms may be used medically, it is important to be supportive and not use "othering" terms or words that exclude certain groups in general conversation.