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People with Disabilities

People with Disabilities

Fostering the abilities of disabled entrepreneurs

Only 35.5 percent of adults (age 18 to 64) with disabilities were employed in 2017, compared to 76.5 percent of adults without disabilities.01

Entrepreneurship can be a viable career path for many people with disabilities, offering them the flexibility to tailor their work experience to their own needs and the opportunity to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

But disabled entrepreneurs face daunting challenges. They are rarely encouraged to become entrepreneurs and often struggle to find the resources they need to develop their skills and to launch their businesses.

The Economic Justice Fund is committed to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to build successful businesses. Learn about the services we provide.

29.6%

Poverty rate for people with disabilities02

13.2%

Poverty rate for people without disabilities

  1. 2018 Annual Report on People with Disabilities in America, Institute on Disability/UCED, University of New Hampshire, 2019.
  2. Source for both statistics: 2018 Annual Report on People with Disabilities in America, Institute on Disability/UCED, University of New Hampshire, 2019.