Some Stats For You

Words 'Barrier free' on white note with a pen on top.

There are some interesting statistics here in Australia that give some great reasons for incorporating Digital Accessibility into your work.  There statistics are sourced from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Government Department of health and Aged Care.

By not incorporating Digital Accessibility Standards into your work how much business are you leaking due to these people not being able to access it in the form that they require.

Disability In Australia

The Australian Flag in the shape of Australia including TasmaniaIn 2018 there were more than 4 million people in Australia with a disability. That is 1 in 6 people.  48% of those people are working.

Three pie charts and a line graphIn 2018 approximately 13 million people had one or more chronic eye conditions that were long-term.

  • 549 000 had colour blindness.
  • 411 000 had cataracts.
  • 244 000 with macular degeneration
  • 131 000 with blindness.

That is, approximately 1.3 million people were living with eye issues that cause communication barriers.

Eye Health

Hearing Health

A series of multi coloured dominoes in the shape of a heart.About 3.5 million people in Australia have some level of hearing loss.

Three pie charts and a line graphIn 2017-2018 there were approximately 15,000 Australians living with spinal cord injury.


Spinal Cord Injury

Wheelchair CartoonIn 2017-2018 it is estimated that 151,000 people had epilepsy.

Multi coloured shapes lined up on a boardIn 2017 there were 164,000 people diagnosed with autism.



Three pie charts and a line graph1 in 20 people in Australia has been diagnosed with ADHD.  Based on a population of 26 million that is 1.3 million people with ADHD.