[games_access] Found data for numbers of disabled

Eelke Folmer eelke.folmer at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 16:33:59 EDT 2007


hi Reid,
I found some more recent data from 2005 a few months ago check here: here:
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/disability/2005acs.html


cheers Eelke



On 8/19/07, Reid Kimball <reid at rbkdesign.com> wrote:

>

> Hi everyone,

>

> I found what I think is the latest data on number of disabled in the

> US (2002). You can get the pdf here. It covers hearing, mobility,

> sight and learning.

>

> http://gamescc.rbkdesign.com/ftp/docs/Americans%20With

> %20Disabilities%202002%20census.pdf

>

> In my research I found lots of websites that claim anywhere from 20 to

> 28 million people in the US have a hearing impairment, yet none them

> gave good sources. The pdf I linked above sites 7.8 million as having

> a hearing impairment. I'd certainly love to use 20+ million as a

> figure if I could trust the sources.

>

> -Reid

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