[games_access] Found data for numbers of disabled

Reid Kimball reid at rbkdesign.com
Mon Aug 20 17:01:41 EDT 2007


I can't rely on that because it seems to include vision + hearing in
one category called Sensory Disability.

On 8/20/07, Eelke Folmer <eelke.folmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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

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> 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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