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From: Gretchen Lowerison <gretchen@hwg.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 20:30:47 -0400
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Here is a bit of the demographic data that I have.  It is not in prose 
but, rather in direct quotes (verbatim from original source).  The 
references are indicated.

More to come...

Gretchen

There are about 35 million people in the United States with 
disabilities that make it hard to use the Web. 

Source: 
http://www.emarketer.com/estatnews/enews/reuters/01_02_2001.rw
ntz-story-bcnetcolumnpluggedindc.html

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DEMOGRAPHICS:
there were 43 million disabled Americans in 1990 
700,000 people are newly disabled each year (1% of all infants are 
born disabled and we have an aging population) 
50% of people with disabilities are between 16-64 years old 
74% of people with disabilities are unemployed 

Source: 
http://www.educ.utas.edu.au/users/afluck/TT96/Event7/Norm.html

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(1) some 43,000,000 Americans have one or more physical or 
mental disabilities, and this  number is increasing as the 
population as a whole is growing older;

Source: SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES, AMERICANS WITH 
DISABILITIES ACT of 1990


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 (Center for Health Policy Development, 1992). 

Source: O'Keeffe, J (1993). Disability, Discrimination & The 
Americans With Disabilities Act . Consulting Psychology Journal, 
Vol. 45, No. 2, 3-9.

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National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/NIDRR/
[Federal Register: March 3, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 41)]
[Page 10427-10437]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access 
[wais.access.gpo.gov]


Advances in medical care, rehabilitation technology, and 
rehabilitative treatment have made aging a routine event for persons 
with a disability. The rapid increase in the number of people with a 
physical disability who are growing older has been well 
documented 
(McNeil, J., ``Americans With Disabilities,'' U.S. Bureau of the 
Census, Statistical Brief, SB/94-1, 1994). 

...
Approximately 1.4 million Americans use a wheelchair as their 
primary source of mobility (Kraus, L., et al., Chartbook on 
Disability 
in the United States, InfoUse, Berkeley, CA, 1996), including 
approximately 600,000 Americans who live in skilled nursing 
facilities 
and are over the age of 65 (Shaw, G. and Taylor, S. J., ``A Survey 
of 
Wheelchair Seating Problems of the Institutionalized Elderly,'' 
Assistive Technology, Vol. 3, RESNA Press, pgs. 5-10, 1991). 

...
More than 200,000 children in the U.S. are affected with some form 
of arthritis (Cassidy, J.T., et al., ``Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis,'' 
Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology, pgs. 133-233, 1995). 

...

    In the U.S., there are approximately three million stroke 
survivors 
and 400,000 to 500,000 new or recurrent stroke cases annually 
(Gorelicj, P., ``Stroke Prevention,'' Archives of Neurology, 52(4), 
pgs. 347-355, 1995). 

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