1 in 4
Adults in the U.S.*
1 in 5
1 in 9
**Source: National Center for Education Statistics
Disability is diverse.
It can happen to anyone at any time. It happens to all of us as we age.
It can affect cognitive abilities, vision, hearing, speech or mobility – or some combination of those.
You may have a picture in your mind of what a “disabled person” looks like, but many disabilities don’t “look” like anything. Cognitive disabilities are often overlooked, but are more prevalent than hearing and vision disabilities combined.
Disabilities can be…
|ADHD||Sleep-deprived||Driving in traffic|
|Blind||Just had eyes dilated||Bright sunlight|
|Deaf||Ear infection||Noisy environment|
|Nonverbal||Mouth numb from dentist||Don’t speak the language|
|Paralysis||Broken arm||Broken mouse|
Find more tools and guidance at accessibility.umich.edu, the university’s repository for digital accessibility knowledge.