Statistics, Facts and Data

Research on Disability

Disability Visibility Project

The WebAIM Million

2020 FULL YEAR REPORT Digital Accessibility Lawsuits by Usablenet.com

2020 Website Accessibility Lawsuit Recap, by Accessibility.com; “265,000 demand letters were estimated to be sent in 2020.”

Chances of Disability – “At least 51 million working adults in the United States are without disability insurance other than the basic coverage available through Social Security.”

Number Of Federal Website Accessibility Lawsuits Nearly Triple, Exceeding 2250 In 2018

Accessibility World – Data on rating industries by accessibility scores, by country.

WHO Disability and health – “Over a billion people are estimated to live with some form of disability. This corresponds to about 15% of the world’s population. Between 110 million (2.2%) and 190 million (3.8%) people 15 years and older have significant difficulties in functioning. Furthermore, the rates of disability are increasing in part due to ageing populations and an increase in chronic health conditions.”

Women more prone to disability than men, and particularly vulnerable to discrimination and violence – “USAID have compiled a collection of statistics on the gender dimension of disability. The numbers of disabled women are higher than those of disabled men; they make up as many as 3/4 of disabled persons in low and middle income countries. According to the ILO, this is due to neglect in health care, poor workforce conditions, and/or gender-based violence. These women are particularly vulnerable, both economically and physically. In the EU, 44% of women with disabilities are unemployed, as compared to 25% of disabled men.”