This issue brief uses data from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) to examine the daily travel patterns of American adults with travel-limiting disabilities. It also explores data from the 2001 and 2009 NHTS to illustrate trends over time. Key statistical highlights of this report include:
- 25.5 million Americans age 5 and older have self-reported travel-limiting disabilities.
- Only one-fifth of people age 18 to 64 with travel-limiting disabilities work full- or part-time
- 7 out of 10 respondents with disabilities reduce their day-to-day travel because of their disabilities
Although several groups of technologies might help people with disability-related transportation limitations, people with disabilities tend to use these technologies less frequently.
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