Read the entire October 2022 issue of Inside Equal Access

Invisible disabilities

Statistics surrounding indivisible disabilities in the United States:

  • 96% of Americans' disabilities are invisible.
  • 94% of 2021 and 2022 students registered with Student Accessibility Services at Kent State have invisible disabilities.
  • 13.1% of adults between 18 and 44 years of age have a cognitive invisible disability in Ohio.
  • 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience chronic pain, making it one of the most common invisible disabilities.
  • At least 38% of American college students rely on assistive technology tools for invisible disabilities, such as video captions.


Invisible Disabilities Infographic showing statistics about invisible disabilities in the United States. The text for this infographic can be found below.