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Re: numbers question?

From: Denis Boudreau <dboudreau01@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:27:37 -0400
Cc: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6EFF0914-1821-4862-90B4-FE8389ED037D@gmail.com>
To: Jim Tobias <tobias@inclusive.com>
Good morning,

According to the United Nations, around 10% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability (650 million people) [1].

However, the World Health Organization estimates this number to be more than 1 billion people, or 15% of the world’s population (1 out of every 7 of us) [2].

[1] http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/facts.shtml
[2] http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs352/en/

Hope this helps!

/Denis


> On Apr 8, 2015, at 8:34 PM, Jim Tobias <tobias@inclusive.com> wrote:
> 
> WHO and World Bank say 1B
> http://www.who.int/disabilities/world_report/2011/report.pdf
> 
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Karen Lewellen [mailto:klewellen@shellworld.net]
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 8:12 PM
>> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>> Subject: numbers question?
>> 
>> Greetings everyone,
>> All populations considered, what is the present estimated number of
>> individuals experiencing disabilities total?
>> granted the world population is just over 7 billion.
>> anyone done the math lately?
>> thanks,
>> Karen
>> 
> 
> 



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