The United States is home to more than 60 million people with disabilities.
Older Americans are significantly more likely than younger Americans to have a disability. About half of Americans ages 75 and older (49.8%) reported living with a disability in 2015, as did about a quarter (25.4%) of those 65 to 74. In contrast, just 6% of Americans ages 18 to 34 and 13% of those 35 to 64 said they had a disability. In absolute numbers, however, those ages 35 to 64 accounted for more disabled Americans – nearly 16 million in 2015 – than any other age group.
The most common types of disability involve difficulties with walking or independent living.
More than 20 million people ages 18 and older reported having serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs in 2015, representing 7.1% of the civilian population. Another 14 million people ages 18 and older reported having a difficult time doing errands alone (for example, shopping or visiting a doctor) due to physical, mental or emotional conditions.
About 13 million people reported cognitive difficulties.
Around 11 million people in the U.S. reported significant hearing difficulty, while roughly 7 million reported significant difficulty with vision, even when wearing glasses.
We serve persons with disabilities age 18 and above.
The Hyde Shuttle program plays an essential role creating an accessible community in King County for persons with disabilities. Yes, we serve older adults. We also serve adults 18 and above who have one or more disabilities. We provide a critical link to the wider world for persons who otherwise would be stuck at home. We provide free transportation with shuttle vans equipped with lifts. We accept riders with any kind of mobility device whether a motorized or un-motorized wheelchair, a scooter, or walker. Whether your destination is the doctor, exercise class, grocery, or a cultural center, Hyde Shuttles is here to help.
The only requirements are you live in one of our service areas, are 55 or older, or have a disability and are above 18.
Advanced reservations are required.
Call 206-727-6262. Press 1 for Reservations. Our Call Center operates between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Rides can be scheduled Monday-Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.