Statistics on disabilities – the one stat you need to know

We often get asked how many people have a disability. So here is everything we think you need to know about the statistics.

Infographic, 100% have a disability, at least part of their life. Text transcription below image.

Yea, that’s it! You really don’t need to go dig into more details than that.

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But if you really, really want to know how many people live permanently with a disability, it’s around 15 % of the world population (who.int).

Text transcript of the infographic

100 % of the world population spend part of their life with a disability.

Here are some examples of why:

  • Bright sunlight on your phone screen leads to vision impairment.
  • Big thumb on small mobile device on shaking train leads to motor impairments.
  • Loud environment leads to impaired hearing.
  • Alcohol leads to lowered cognitive abilities.
  • Tired or stressed results in lack of focus.
  • Ageing leads to all of the above.

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