Statistics You Can Use

Statistics provide useful information that can support your ADA anniversary press releases, media interviews, and so much more. It is important to make effective use of the numbers that they generate.

Tips to Ensure That Statistics Make Sense

  1. Use statistics carefully.
    The casual audience does not understand statistics in any great depth, while the experienced audience often knows a lot about the subject. Balancing between these two extremes is often difficult, and must be handled with caution. Make sure that the numbers that you are using make sense to your intended audience.
  2. Be clear about the information you want to present.
    Never attempt to interpret the results of a statistics you don't fully understand.
  3. Use statistics from reliable sources such as federal government agencies or grantees.
  4. Include the reference source for your statistics.
    The numbers cannot be used with 100% certainty.

Disability Statistic Resources

ADA National Network
Information, Guidance and Training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
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These materials were developed by the Southeast ADA Center (Grant # H133A110021) on behalf of the ADA National Network. The ADA National Network is funded by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education to provide technical assistance, training, and materials on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The information, materials, and technical assistance provided are intended solely as information guidance and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA.