Accessibility. Introduction to Disability Awareness June 29, 2011. Index. Review Demographics Discuss Assistive Technology Review Timeline and Issues Next Steps. Demographics. 18% of the population have a disability 12% of this population have a severe disability.
Judith Heumann Special Advisor on Disability Rights for the US State Department under President Obama, former Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
"For people without disabilities, technology makes things convenient, whereas for people with disabilities, it makes things possible . . . [this] fact brings with it an enormous responsibility because the reverse is also true. Inaccessible technology can make things absolutely impossible for disabled people, a prospect we must avoid."