• Over 18 million people in the United States and Canada have mobility issues.
• 6 Million of those with mobility issues in the U.S. and Canada are veterans.
• People with disabilities constitute the largest minority group in the United States.
• The number of veterans with disabilities has jumped by 25% since 2001.
• One in five elderly people have mobility issues.
• Caregivers spend an average of 20 hours per week providing assistance.
• The value of the services family caregivers provide for “free” is estimated to be
$375 billion a year.
• According to the Harris Poll, sponsored by the National Organization on Disabilities (NOD), just under a third of people with disabilities reported that inadequate transportation was a problem; of those individuals, over half said it was a major problem.
• Workers with disabilities are consistently rated as above average in performance, quality and attendance.
• 56.7 million people in the U.S. have disabilities.
• 8.4 percent of children under 15 had some kind of disability
• 10 percent of people 18-64 have disabilities.
• 38 percent of adults 65 and older have disabilities.
• Workers with disabilities are consistently rated as above average in performance,
quality and attendance.
• 6.8 million Americans use assistive devices to help them with mobility
• 4.4 million people in Canada have disabilities.
• 3.7 percent of children 14 and under have disabilities.