The U.S. Census Bureau released a report containing updated statistics on the population of people with disabilities in the U.S. The Bureau reports that 56.7 million Americans (18.7% of the population) have some type of disability.
The Bureau reports that among people age 15 and older:
8 million have a vision impairment
8 million have a hearing impairment
31 million have difficulty walking or climbing stairs, including 4 million people who use wheelchairs and 12 million people who use canes, crutches, or walkers
20 million have difficulty lifting or grasping.