The 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is just over a month away. President George H.W. Bush signed the act on July 26, 1990, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities.
As part of its Facts for Features newsroom segment commemorating national anniversaries or holidays, the U.S. Census Bureau compiled a list of data on people with disabilities from the 2010 Census. It includes the number of people with a disability (56.7 million), the state with the highest rate of disability in the nation (West Virginia) and the average salary of a worker with disabilities ($20,184 annually).
Read more on the Census Bureau website.