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Special Education Resources
Nearly 15% of the population 5 years and over (i.e., 40 million people) have one or more disabilities
Special education resources on the Web
Internet resources for special children
(www.ldonline.org) and its in-depth resources on assistive technology for students with learning disabilities and/or at-risk (particularly in the area of classroom literacy activities)
Assistive Technology Resource Centers
Tutorials for assistive technology products
Modules and Training materials on Assistive Technology
spelling test of student with LD
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 6 percent of children age 5 to 15 have disabilities, 12 percent of people 16 to 64 have disabilities, and 41 percent of adults 65 and older have disabilities.
1.8 million people 15 and older report being unable to see.
1 million people 15 and older report being unable to hear.
2.6 million people 15 and older report some difficulty having their speech understood by others. This includes 610,000 people unable to have their speech understood at all.
14.3 million people report limitations in cognitive functioning, or who have a mental or emotional illness that interferes with daily activities, including those with Alzheimer's disease and mental retardation. This group of individuals comprises 6 percent of the population 15 and older.
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