[games_access] Found data for numbers of disabled

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Mon Aug 20 17:13:48 EDT 2007


I'll send an email to my mentee from this year's GDC -- her fiancee
works for the census bureau and might be able to break it down.
Finger's crossed!


>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

>>

>>

>>

>>

>> 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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