Affiliations: [a] Disability Statistics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Institute for Health and Aging, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Room 340, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA | [b] National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, 3700 East-West Highway, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
Abstract: This article summarizes demographic information about people with disabilities and their use of assistive technology. Issues relating to the lack of a coordinated national level data collection effort about Americans with disabilities are discussed. These issues have broad implications for assistive technology systems because the lack of data on assistive technology use hampers efforts to build policies supportive of consumer-driven assistive technology services.
Keywords: Demographics, Statistics, Prevalence, Unmet need, Assistive technology