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  • Access to Disability Data: An Information Use Project (new window)
  • The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research provides disability data in the form of chart books, statistical charts, tables, and surveys. Recent publications, which are available online, include Women and Disability in the United States, Work and Disability in the United States, and Disability in the United States. Each of these publications contains national statistical information that can be viewed on-line or downloaded as an entire chart book in PDF format for printing. http://www.infouse.com/disabilitydata
  • Cornucopia of Disability Information: College Services and Resources (new window)
  • This site harbors a variety of information regarding postsecondary education, including a section on disability statistics. Here one can find research and articles on a wide range of topics which include the following: general disability information; disability statistics categorized by age, level of educational attainment, income level, and functional limitations; and information related to specific disabilities (i.e., use of hearing aids by persons with hearing impairments). In the archives there is an additional section specifically on Disability Statistics as they relate to postsecondary education. http://codi.buffalo.edu/colleges.html
  • Disability Statistics Center (new window)
  • The Disability Statistics Center strives "to produce and disseminate statistical information on disability and the status of people with disabilities in American Society and to establish and monitor indicators of how conditions are changing over time to meet their health, housing, economic and social needs." On this site, one can find a wealth of information and frequently asked questions regarding national statistical indicators on the status of people with disabilities, employment and earnings, health care, and the cost of disability services. In addition, the Center publishes Disability Statistics Reports, a series of detailed research reports, as well as Disability Statistics Abstracts. http://dsc.ucsf.edu/UCSF/spl.taf?_from=default
  • Facts You Can Use (Heath June/July 1993) (new window)
  • The data on this site is provided by the HEATH Resource Center and is intended as a service to readers who "write papers, present conference sessions, apply for funds, address public policy makers, and otherwise need to 'make a case' concerning the education after high school of students with disabilities." The information on this site is subdivided into the following three categories: College Freshmen with Disabilities, Basis of Exit for High School Students, and National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students, which includes postsecondary education participation and enrollment trends by disability category. http://www.kidsource.com/Heath/fact.html
  • International Center for Disability Information- Disability Tables (new window)
  • The International Center for Disability Information (ICDI) is a department of the College of Human Resources and Education at West Virginia University. On their site one can find data tables in which information is organized by State, U.S. Totals, and World Data. Within each category there are figures regarding the number of people, by age group, reporting a specific disability as well as information about those receiving services under IDEA and ADA. Included in the tables of U.S. Totals are statistics such as number of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance, the percentage of undergraduate students with disabilities attending public institutions, and the percent of graduate and professional students reporting disabilities, by type of degree program. Finally, the tables of World Data include facts about the number of registered deaths by country as related to specific disabilities. http://www.icki.wvu.edu/disability/tables/html
  • Multicap: Directory of Useful Links: Databases, Statistics, and Information Resources (new window)
  • This site offers an extensive collection of links to on-line resources such as searchable databases of disability services, disability statistics, explanations of accessible accommodations, and information about upcoming events. This comprehensive list is unique in that includes links and resources from all over the world, including Canada, Australia, and the UK. http://www.multicap.asn.au/data.html
  • National Center for Education Statistics (new window)
  • The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is "the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations." Specifically, within this site there is a section devoted entirely to Postsecondary Education Data that is presented through The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Using this system, one has access to a variety of publications and data tables containing information about enrollment statistics, institutional characteristics, and information on staff and faculty members. http://nces.ed.gov/
  • National Organization on Disability (new window)
  • On their website, the National Organization on Disability provides a section specifically devoted to educational statistics. This section contains articles and information about the educational achievement of people with disabilities, level of educational attainment, and existing obstacles that may serve to hinder people with disabilities from achieving educational success. http://www.nod.org
  • Teaching College Students with Disabilities (new window)
  • The Center for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Delaware presents "Teaching College Students with Disabilities" which is a selection of online resources for faculty and staff. Among these resources is a section of surveys and statistical profiles including information on college freshmen with disabilities as well as a national survey on disability support services. http://www.udel.edu/cte/disabilities.htm
  • The AT Messenger (new window)
  • This page contains an article reprinted from Disability Agenda entitled, "Economic Life and Disability," which reports the results of a nationwide survey on the lives and experiences of people with disabilities. Included in this article is data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census reporting employment rates categorized by severity and type of disability as well as by age. Finally, there is statistical information about the influence of educational attainment on employment level as well as recommendations about how to begin closing this gap in education and employment disparity. http://www.asel.udel.edu/dati/Atmessenger/janfebmar2000/economics.html

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