Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26

From Marketwatch today: This day marks the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public accommodations, commercial facilities, employment, transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications.

Population Distribution

57 million Number of people with a disability living in the United States in 2010. They represent 19 percent of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

By age —

8 percent of children under 15 have disabilities.

21 percent of people 15 and older have disabilities.

17 percent of people 21 to 64 have disabilities.

50 percent of adults 65 and older have disabilities.

20% Percentage of females with a disability, compared with 17 percent of males. (When adjusted for the aging of the population, the disability rate was 18 percent for both males and females). See more at this link”