Infographic of Some Disability Statistics in America
What the Infographic Says (For the vision impaired):
Disability in America:
54 Million Americans - 19% of non-institutionalized population has a disability - 12.4% of women and 11.7% of men.
65+ = 38%
18 - 64 = 10%
5 - 17 = 5%
1 million unable to hear conversation.
1.8 million unable to see printed words.
2.5 million difficulty having their speech understood.
3.3 million use a wheelchair.
10 million use a walking aid (cane, crutches, walker)
16.1 million have limitations in cognitive functioning or mental illness that interfere with daily activities.
In 2007 98% of transit buses were ramp-equipped. Up from 65% in 1995.
13% of people 25+ with a disability (1.8% of mobility device users) have a bachelors degree or higher.
28% of people 25+ with a disability (10.9% of mobility device users) have less than a high school education.
21.9 million veterans in the U.S. in 2009.
5.5 million with a disability.
3.3 million service related disability.
652,000 service related disability rated higher than 70% on the compensation scale.
Famous wheelchair users include President Franklin D. Roosevelt, actor Christopher Reeve, and scientist Stephen Hawking.
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