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RE: Accessibility - Global Stats?

From: <Accessys@smart.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:32:03 -0500 (EST)
To: Thomas Logan <t.logan@hisoftware.com>
cc: "Manser, Erich W." <erich.manser@hp.com>, "listas@ramoncorominas.com" <listas@ramoncorominas.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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one of the more interesting bits from that study was that people who
are more severly disabled are much more likely to not be computer
users.

this if nothing else illustrates the need for better access.

also the study left out younger users, what is the avaliability of
adaptive equipment in schools for example or even public facilities, I
have yet to find a public library with a screen reader, they must be
out there but I haven't found one yet, (or at least one that worked)

Bob


On Tue, 31 Mar 2009, Thomas Logan wrote:

> Microsoft commissioned a study on this in 2003 for the US market.
> http://www.microsoft.com/enable/research/phase1.aspx
>
> Specifically
> http://www.microsoft.com/enable/research/workingage.aspx
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> Good Morning,
> Does anyone have data on what percentage of the world-population is blind or visually-impaired to the degree accessibility typically addresses?
>
> Any info is appreciated.
>
> Thank you!
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> Erich Manser
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