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April 2013 Disability in the District of Columbia

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Over the past three decades, the accepted definitions of disability have been changing. As the definitions change, the US Census Bureau has updated the way in which the disability questions have been asked on the various surveys. This report presents a snap-shot of the characteristics of individuals with disabilities in the District of Columbia, using data collected by the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates. The disability questions on the ACS, as displayed in Figure 1, address disabilities related to hearing and sight, mobility, and independence of individuals.