Links to Disability Studies and Issues - MENU

This is the BarrierFreeChoices logo. Clicking on it will take you to our home page (which will open in a new window).Links on this page will take you to brief discussions of various studies, research documents, disability statistics and related issues. Each of those pages will include a link to bring you back to this Menu.

From some of these pages, you can link to the source documents themselves, if you are interested. Source documents will open in "new" windows.

Some documents are lengthy, especially those with charts, tables, etc. Please be patient if you have a dial-up internet connection or an older system.

Early attempts by Congress to define "Disabled"

Distinguishing between degrees of Disability

The 1992 Department of Education Disability Report

25-year study: Trends in Disability Rates 1970-1994
(includes additional links to more recent statistical data)

Census Bureau Brief on Disability Trends
[ PDF | Text version ]

Disability numbers in the 2000 U.S. Census

"America's Largest Untapped Market" [FORTUNE]
[ PDF | Text version ]

"The Next Consumer Niche" [Wall Street Journal] [PDF only]

New Data on Internet Usage [No Java?]

National Organization on Disabilities 2003 Marketing Study


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