A Few Simple Facts
- According to the World Health Organization, over one billion people (15% of the world’s population) experience some form of disability, with one-fifth (between 110 million and 190 million people) experiencing significant disabilities.
- The disability market is the size of China, with $1.2 trillion in annual disposable income.
- There are 2.3 billion friends and family of people with disabilities.
- Together, these two groups control over $8 trillion in annual disposable income.
These numbers do not include temporary and situational disabilities such as broken limbs, limitations due to medications, concussions, infections, stress, and more.
With an aging population that has greater access to medical supports and assistive technology, the number of people looking for accessibility is steadily rising.