On July 26th, to mark the 22nd anniversary of the ADA, the U.S. Census Bureau released a new report indicating that the number of Americans living with a disability has grown to 57 million, 19% of the civilian non-institutionalized population. Some interesting stats include:
- 8 Million have a hearing disability.
- 31 Million have a physical disability that impacts their ability to walk or climb stairs.
- 4 Million use a wheelchair.
- 12 Million use a cane crutch or walker.
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