Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How Many Wheelchair Users Are There?

How many wheelchair users are there in the world? Probably many more than you imagine.

Would it surprise you to learn that there are nearly 3 million wheelchair users in the USA? Did you know that there are probably about 5 million wheelchair users in the European Union?

Approximately 1 in every 100 people use wheelchairs according to this recent article about wheelchair statistics.

BUT,

when you are out in public, how many people do you actually see in a wheelchair?

when you watch TV how many people do you see who use wheelchairs?

Most certainly less than 1 in 100.

Ask yourself why.

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