Providing accessible, usable, and relevant disability statistics to people with disabilities, advocates, policymakers, researchers, and others.
The Yang-Tan Institute realizes the importance of disability data and statistics to build understanding and support decision making. Our work in this area aims to increase knowledge and use of disability statistics and data. Resources available on www.DisabilityStatistics.org include Annual Disability Status reports, based on our analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Service (ACS) data. Status reports are available for the 50 U.S. States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. We strive to present information in a variety of easy to use formats including maps, tables and charts for a wide range of stakeholders. Also available on DisabilityStatistics.org are several online tools designed to help disability researchers identify and access secondary datasets that best address their research questions. These tools include the Rehabilitation Dataset Directory and the Rehabilitation Research Cross-Dataset Variable Catalog.