Improving Accessibility for Children with Disabilities

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Accessibility is a major concern of people living with and parents of children with disabilities. Disability can take many forms, both mental and physical, and having proper accommodations to assist individuals on this wide spectrum can help grow inclusion and make daily life easier for millions of Americans. To understand this issue, let’s take a look at the current problems facing the disabled community, as well as what can be done to improve accessibility.

General Statistics

Firstly, let’s start by taking a look at the range of disabilities and how many people they impact.

  • Over 74.6 million people in the United States have some form of physical disability.
  • Two to three out of every 1,000 children that are born in the U.S. have some detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears.
  • Vision loss ranks ninth on the top 10 disabilities that affect Americans, with vision loss and blindness impacting over 3.4 million people over the age of 40.
  • One in five

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