If you are one of these persons, please substitute the blindness issues for the ones with which you face and deal. You are not alone.
You may or may know:
You may or may not care:
But you are not alone.
Federal data on Disabled.
Released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that the population of people with disabilities is increasing. A total of 54.4 million Americans (19 percent of the population) is estimated as having some level of disability, based on the bureau's 2005 Survey of Income and Program Participation, which is used to develop national-level estimates. Of this total, 35 million were classified as having a severe disability. An estimated 7.8 million are reported to have difficulty hearing a normal conversation, including 1 million without any hearing. Another 7.8 million are estimated to have difficulty seeing ordinary newspaper print, including 1.8 million without any vision.
(From Access Currents, January/February 2009)