US Population with a Disability Increases to 56.7 Million

US residents with a disability increased to 56.7 million people, though the percentage of the total population with a disability remains the same at 18.7%.  Aging of the population accounts for the increased total number.  Read a valuable set of new disability statistics from the US Census.


WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from thirty institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
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