Finding and Using Disability Statistics: Available Data, Reporting Issues, and Resources
Disability statistics can be informative and useful for a variety of purposes including needs assessments, supporting legislation, promoting funding, identifying specific populations, grant writing, etc. This information can be great but where can you find it? What is it based on? What do you need to consider when presenting and exploring disability statistics? What are its strengths and limitations? This presentation will provide guidance for individuals who are seeking disability statistics to help answer these questions. We will take you on a tour of the web and demonstrate how to access a variety of disability statistics. Covered topics include: 1. How to access disability statistics; 2. Strengths and weaknesses of the data sources; and 3. Other issues to consider when using disability statistics.