91 percent of People with Disabilities Believe They Receive Less Attention from Presidential Candidates
Released on: August 27, 2008, 7:39 pm
Press Release Author: Shannon Fern / Disaboom
Press Release Summary: People with Disabilities Seek Additional Political Dialogue on Topics Such as Healthcare, Accessibility and Unemployment
Press Release Body: Denver, CO - August 27, 2008 - 91 percent of people with disabilities think they receive less attention than other minority groups from the presidential candidates, according to a poll recently conducted by Disaboom (OTCBB: DSBO, www.disaboom.com), the premier online community for people with disabilities. With the current conventions and upcoming debates, people with disabilities are looking to the presidential candidates to present opinions, insights and solutions about topics that affect them, the largest minority group in America.
A recent Kelton Research study, commissioned by Disaboom, also indicated that one in four Americans believe that people with disabilities receive less support from the presidential candidates.
"This community is made up of 54 million Americans and can significantly impact the popular vote. And still, most members of our community feel that they receive little attention from the presidential candidates and from the political system as a whole," said Dr. Glen House, founder of Disaboom and a quadriplegic himself. "Our national research indicates that our unheard voice is eager to be heard on topics such as healthcare, accessibility, veterans' issues and unemployment."
This announcement follows Disaboom's recent findings that 57 percent of people with disabilities support Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
For more information about the political issues of interest to people with disabilities, visit Disaboom's political blog, "Disabled Politico" at www.disaboom.com/disabledpolitico. Throughout the Democratic National Convention, Disabled Politico bloggers will chronicle their experiences and observations from the Democratic National Convention Blogger Tent, as they pertain to the key issues affecting people with disabilities. Disaboom is also presenting "The Unheard Voice," at the Democratic National Convention, a series of disability-related events and activities aimed at showcasing the political and social issues of importance to people with disabilities.
For more information, please visit http://www.disaboom.com/Living/Election08/Default.aspx.
About Disaboom Disaboom.com is an interactive online community that combines lifestyle and medical information, discussion boards, a career center and social networking opportunities for those with disabilities as well as their family, friends, caregivers and health providers. It was founded by Dr. J. Glen House, a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation who is also quadriplegic. His firsthand knowledge of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and those whose lives they touch has driven the Disaboom mission: to create a comprehensive, evolving source of information, inspiration, insight, and personal engagement for the disability community.
About the Kelton Research Survey The Disaboom Survey was conducted by Kelton Research between August 14 and August 21, 2008 using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas are set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the total U.S. population ages 18 and over. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. In this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.
About the Disaboom Poll The Disaboom poll was conducted by disaboom.com using Vizu.com polling technology between July 31, 2008 and August 22, 2008 using a survey posted at http://www.disaboom.com/Community/Organizations/Polls. Poll results are based on the responses of 604 respondents. Poll technology ensured that each respondent was limited to voting once. ###