Facts about Institutional Ableism

-       According to the US census bureau people with severe disabilities working full time earn approximately $1,000.00 less per month than non-disabled workers.

-       54 million Americans have a disability.

-       13.3 million people with disabilities age 16-64 have experienced difficulty finding employment because of their disability.

-       In 2008, only 98% of all transit buses were equipped with a wheel chair ramp or lift.

-       In 2008, only 13% of people age 25 or older had a bachelor’s degree or higher.

-       In 2010 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported that 25,165 charges of disability discrimination were filed.