Most adults with disabilities who are working or willing and able to work do not need special equipment or technology to perform their jobs effectively. For the 26% who report needing special equipment or technology to do their jobs effectively, the technology is readily available and relatively inexpensive. Needs vary among employed and non-working adults with disabilities. Eighteen percent of those who are working and 11% of those who are not currently working reported that they need a personal or labtop computer to be able to work effectively. Among those not working, 10% need a specialized wheelchair.
Source: N.O.D./Harris Survey of Americans with Disabilities (1994).
Surveys: Louis Harris and Associates, Inc.