“Tom Foley of the World Institute on Disability says it comes down to economics. When a piece of adaptive equipment to make the web accessible costs up to several thousand dollars and you’re living on a fixed income as many people with disabilities are, the internet becomes less of a priority.”—"What are the barriers to the Internet for people with disabilities?"
“The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 argues that the nation must assure disabled citizens with “equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.” Disability insurance does not live up to this standard.”—NY Times
“The trustees said on Monday that the disability fund will be exhausted by 2016, two years earlier than they estimated last year. Disability payments won’t stop. But once the fund is depleted, a bigger share of payroll taxes will be diverted from the fund that pays benefits to old age pensioners and their survivors.”—NY Times
“The breakneck growth in the disability program is not simply about demography. Rather, it is driven by two other factors: a job market that has become tough to navigate for workers with low skills, especially men, whose jobs have gone abroad or been taken by machines; and a basic flaw in the disability program that discourages people from ever working again.”—NY Times
“Proper maintenance reduces waste! Keep your appliances in good working order and follow the manufacturer’s suggestions for operation and maintenance. Shop for products with high consumer satisfaction and fewer breakdowns. If kept in good working order, your appliances should last a long time and not end up as waste before their time.”—U.S. EPA
“Violence against disabled women has an added dimension. It is a silent act because, in a majority of cases, the woman either does not realise she is a victim or does not talk about the violation(s) she has faced. Often, even if it is communicated, people do not believe them. In most cases the perpetrators are not brought to book. Nancy Smith, quoting a study by the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, Baylor College of Medicine, USA, states that women with and without disabilities experience equally high rates of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. However, women with disabilities (WwDs) reported a larger number of perpetrators and the duration of their abuse was longer.”—
“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people with disabilities are almost twice as likely as the general population to be self-employed. They are also much more likely to be unemployed or underemployed.”—~Elliot Raphaelson