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By the Numbers: Statistics on Disability & Cities
Apr 01, 2019
Pew Research Center reports that nearly 40 million Americans live with a disability.
Mobility-related disabilities are the most common, representing 7.1 percent of the civilian non-institutionalized population.
The U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research finds that more than 6.8 million community-resident Americans use assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers, to help them with mobility.
More than 25 percent of people living in U.S. cities are seniors or are living with a disability. By 2050, Pew estimates that worldwide, at least one in seven people will be a city dweller with a disability.
Data gathered by Smart Cities for All shows that 60 percent of global experts agree that smart cities are failing people with disabilities.
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