Tag Archives: disabilities

Quantifying the Market Power of Households With Intellectual Disabilities

Quantifying the Market Power of Households With Intellectual Disabilities Source: Nielsen The Nielsen Consumer and Shopper Analytics team found that 5.5% of U.S. households have a member with intellectual disabilities, representing $31 billion in buying power annually. The team also found that 7.1% additional households have an immediate family member (parent or child) with intellectual […]

Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Statistics – 2014

Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Statistics – 2014 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics In 2014, 17.1 percent of persons with a disability were employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for those without a disability was 64.6 percent. The ratio for persons with a disability declined by […]

Geographic Disparity of Severe Vision Loss — United States, 2009–2013

Geographic Disparity of Severe Vision Loss — United States, 2009–2013 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Vision loss and blindness are among the top 10 disabilities in the United States, causing substantial social, economic, and psychological effects, including increased morbidity, increased mortality, and decreased quality of life.* There are disparities in vision loss based […]

Facts for Features — 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26

Facts for Features — 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26 Source: U.S. Census Bureau On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. To […]