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for the Blind

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Statistical Information About Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired

In this section you will find statistical information specific to children and youth. This is a new feature and we will be adding to it and updating it from time to time.

New Data Source

Cornell University has mined and produced reports detailing the American Community Survey (ACS) data. The 2011 Disability Status Reports are now available. This online resource for disability statistics that includes data pertaining to individuals of all ages with vision loss is located at www.disabilitystatistics.org. Investigators are encouraged to check it out.

Please be advised that estimates of the number of children and youth experiencing vision loss differ based on the various definitions of vision loss used, as well as on the dates the data were collected, populations surveyed, and other features of data sources.

AFB urges investigators to pay attention to the detailed background information provided along with each estimate.

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